Parent and Child Friendships

Have you ever wondered why some parents and children share connections and friendships that lasts well past childhood and adolescents? Ever wonder why other families despite sharing a bond and loving one another would never consider their family members their friends?  Have you ever thought about whether parents and children should be friends? Or whether a friendship between them could hinder the authority parents need to protect their children? Ultimately these are choices and values parents must decide on their own; but those of you pondering these types of questions may be interested in reading this entertaining blog post by Elephant Journal entitled "Why some Parents & their Children have Great Friendships"