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We Are Not Friends But I Love You The Most : Secrets to Raising Happy Well Adjusted Kids

by Amanda Haidet


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We’re Not Friends, But I Love You the Most is the bullsh*t-free positive parenting guide we all need. There are about a gazillion books, blogs, courses, magazines, and Facebook groups for parents. You’ll find advice on everything from how to get your kid to sleep (newsflash: there’s no magic trick that works with every kid) to how to get your teenager to open up (newsflash: asking them a dozen questions as soon as they step foot outside of their room is not the best way to show you care). The problem with most of the parenting advice out there is that in one way or another, it suggests you should be friends with your child.

Well, Amanda Haidet, LCSW disagrees. She writes, “the only piece of advice you need is to listen – really listen – to what your kids need, love them, and to do what will help them develop into happy, healthy adults. That’s it. It’s simple, or at least simpler than a lot of parents think it should be. Parenting is simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.”

The easy way out might be not angering your child, not checking up on what they’re doing on their phone, or not handing out consequences. While this might keep you in the friend zone, it won’t help your child develop into a happy, healthy adult. Yes, being a parent is hard, but it’s the most important job you’ll ever do. So to help you with the hard stuff, We’re Not Friends, But I Love You the Most is your instruction manual.

In this book, you’ll find out:
  • How to practice positive parenting (no, it’s not all unicorns, puppies, and butterflies)
  • Why simpler parenting is the key to better parenting
  • How to set healthy boundaries
  • What healthy communication looks like
  • How to handle it when your kids don’t meet your expectations (AKA the unfriendly part of parenting)
  • Why strong structures and routines keep kids feeling safe
  • What spending quality time with your kids looks like
  • How to navigate a blended family
  • What to aim for when it comes to your child’s physical and emotional wellness
With this book in your hands, you’ll feel empowered to be the parent your child needs. And the next time you experience a parenting challenge, you’ll look your child in the eye and say, “we’re not friends, but I love you the most!”