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. <br />
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?