Chloe, my oldest, is starting to get into this phase (she is 9). Me and Sasha do our best, and I am pretty proud of the way our kids are turning out. They don't dress trashy either, and I will have to agree with the consensus that is all about the time that parents share with their children.
Also, for those reading this thinking "I don't want my children to hate me." Children were meant to hate us. For keeping them down, or not challenging them enough, etc., etc. We were not put here to be our childs friend, we can be, but we must remember that our first duty is of parent. I like to think that me and my daughters have a special relationship. They both talk to me, hang out with me, play games with me, share alot of my interests, etc. I know this will not last forever, but what they learn from me while doing these things; respecting elders, being polite, sharing, being kind to others, etc., will carry on with them.
Well, that turned out to be alot longer than originally intended. *steps off soap box....how did I get here again?*
Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve.