10/31/2014 01:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Do You Have The Wrong Priorities As A Parent? (VIDEO)

“Being a parent is a thankless job,” says Dr. Phil. "There is no easy way through this journey." Parenting is a process with challenges along the way so you've got to be guided by the right priorities.

Do you just want to be the cool mom? Are you trying too hard to be your child's friend? Do you look to your child to feel loved? "This is not a popularity contest," Dr. Phil says in his Tip of the Day video above. "Your job is to socialize your children. Your job is to get them ready for the next level in life."

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