i think that it seems that parent these day just aren't really paying attention to their kids as much as parents have done in the past. but saying that i can see why they don't pay as much attention. i mean now parent got what 501 things to do, in most families both parents work and are quite preoccupied.
but from what i think most bad behaviour doesn't just come from parents wanting to be their friend, i think it just comes down to just plain out spoiling ur kids. it seems most ppl want a quick fix, say if their kid is crying they will just give them something to shut up, like a lolly pop, or buy them a game or something like that. they don't really try to cheer them up or show them much attention, as long as they are quiet and give them time to do the things they need to do everyone is happy, or so it seems.
i think most ppl can agree that the root most if not all misbehaving children usually lye in spoiling ur kid. because most spoiled kid believe that they are the boss of their parents which is a scary thought isn't it?.