*You did not sign on to be a parent to be a “friend” to your child. You are the parent to teach, raise, guide and show them how to live decently. They must find their own friends. Don’t make them find a worthy parent also.
*Do you remember being held and read to as a child? If not, do not repeat this mistake with your own children. This is a fundamental memory that everyone should have.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.