Best friends: Mother Lorelai (Lauren Graham, left) and daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) in Gilmore Girls.

Having a BFF relationship with your daughter isn’t modern, it’s toxic. Because how on earth are these girls going to cope in the adult workplace where authority figures call the shots and righteous indignation gets you absolutely nowhere? More insidious is how being your daughter’s best friend erodes your ability to tell her when she’s getting it wrong. Worse still, it renders ineffectual your suggestions as to how she might get it right. And when you congratulate her on getting it spot-on without you, why should she care?

– Rachel Halliwell

Source: Beware of the ‘BFF’ mother