From the guys at “More than Dodgeball” here is a simple post that re-enforces most of what you read on parenting. Notice that none of the hats you wear as a parent are “friend.”
Parenting: The Hats You Wear
by: Kurt Johnson
As a parent, you will find yourself wearing multiple hats, playing a variety of roles in the life of your child(ren). I’d like to list a few of the more prominent hats you will wear as you raise your kids. This list is both linear, in that there is a sort of progression through these roles as your children grow, and completely non-linear in that you will also find yourself constantly jumping between roles, wearing multiple hats at one time, etc. regardless of the age of your children.