Too many people these days don’t know the value of tough Love, because they’ve never experienced it. Their parents, teachers, etc. were too busy trying to be everybody’s friend, rather than give them the true guidance they need in life.
I’m not saying parents and children, teachers and children can’t ever be friends, I’m just making the point that priorities matter, as does balance.
Be the parent, teacher, guide you should be FIRST, those under your influence will benefit from it greatly, they may whine about it initially, but in the grand scheme, they’ll be better, stronger people.