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100%! Better your children's communication with you, spend at least 20 full min discussing with them, let them do most of the talking. Tough at first, but don't worry they'll be more comfortable soon. It's the greatest relationship ever!
I dont agree with this at all. I would change it to say: I AM YOUR FRIEND. I will be there for you always. I will go with you to a movie on a Friday night. I will never talk behind your back, or start rumors about you. I will listen to your hopes, dreams, triumphs, frustrations and disappointments. We have a bond for life, not only because I am your parent, but also your friend.