When you treat your kids as friends, allow them to argue with you, yell at you, refuse to comply with your requests, you are setting them up to fail in life. I can’t tell you how many kids argue with me these days. I’m a parent of 3, and my kids know that no means no. Your kids often act like no means if I argue hard enough, you’ll change your mind, and maybe that works for them at home, but it shouldn’t!
Comparison is the thief of joy, so when we compare ourselves to others, our kids follow suit. We are all unique and amazing, you don’t compare apples and oranges, so why compare ourselves to others? No one else is you and that is your superpower! Teach your kids that there is enough goodness to go around, and that the beauty, strength or intelligence of another doesn’t detract from their own.