Do not be friends with your child. Why?
Because in a friendship, there is equality. You’re not equal to your child, you are a mother/father. So do not be friends with your child, be a parent.
Listen to your child, pay attention to your child. When you do not give the attention, your child will get the needed attention from someone else.
Do not be an advicer to your child, but be a companion to your child..
Why? Because your child is going to have countless friends in his/her life anyway.. So let there be at least one parent.