Draw the line on behaviors of which you disapprove and enforce the promised result of misbehavior. Insist on being shown respect. I agree with Heyitsme87 that parents and children should also be friends, but that should never mean a lack of respect for the boundaries that the parent sets.
I give you "best answer" :)
If they treat you like a friend then they'll be more open with you in the future.... may not be such a bad thing :P
it's perfectly possible to be a strong and friendly parent. have consistent boundaries and rules. don't take any crap.
but when be very supportive of her interests and praise her when she does well. the two things don't have to be mutually exclusive.
Be a parent not her best friend
be like a parent!.
by acting like a parent NOT her friend.
How does she treat you like a friend?
All I can tell you is figure it out now, now before she gets older.
You act like a parent. But what is so bad about her wanting to be friend like with you too?