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Good parents/popular parents

Trying to be your kids' 'buddy' will not help you instill values like the importance of academic success and moral behavior.

By Jan Scruggs | May 10, 2010; 03:03 PM ET | Comments (5)

Cutting the net

I have found that children who name one of their parents as their best friends usually end up being more immature. They always know a safety net is waiting for them.

By Eric Schaeffer | May 10, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

First teachers

My mother and I are friends, now, after all these years -- but I still know who's the boss in this relationship!

By Patricia McGuire | May 10, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Wisdom at the cineplex

A lot of this change in attitude -- parents now being cool again -- is an interesting byproduct of natural generational shifts in values.

By Hile Rutledge | May 10, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

The illusion of real life

Times have changed, but good parenting is still good parenting, and it often involves lessons that are nearly impossible to instill if your aim is to be your child's BFF.

By Garrison Wynn | May 9, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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