As any parent knows, trying to establish a fine line between being a strict, yet loving parent is really hard to find. While we want to try our best to love and nurture our children, sometimes it can be difficult to lay down the law and parent with strict guidelines and rules that may often be more beneficial for our kids than just being their best friend.
While there are plenty of famous mother and daughter duos in Hollywood such as Dina and Lindsay Lohan, or even Demi Moore and Rumer Willis, who often times shop together, wear each other’s clothes and even go out clubbing with one another, do their mother/daughter relationships really work? Sure, it’s sometimes great to go on a shopping trip with your mom rather than with your friends, but at one point should a mother or parent stop what they’re doing before the cross “friendship” territory?
Many experts agree that having your mother be your best friend isn’t necessarily a good thing. And while we do have the Dina Lohans and Demi Moores of the world who try to hang on to their youths by hanging on to their daughters, there are celebrity parents who have remained to stay close with their children and make their relationships work, both on a personal and professional matter. Take Beyonce and Tina Knowles for example, who remain very close to this day, but more like mother and daughter than mother and best friend with Tina setting boundaries to this day with what she does and doesn’t do with her adult children.
Check out our photo gallery of celebrity parents who are close with their kids and what the outcome of their relationships have been throughout the years and tell us, how close do you think you should be with your own children? Do you think mothers who act like best friends to their children work out well in the long run? Let’s hear your thoughts.
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