I believe in honest parenting. For example, when my kid asks me where babies come from, I'm not going to make up some ridiculous story about a stork. That's honest parenting.
I remember my mom once telling me, "I'm not your best friend, I'm your mother." It upset me. But as I got older, I realized what she meant by it. We can still laugh and goof off and have fun together. But at the end of the day, she's the boss. Honest parenting.