Can your kids be your mates

I’m good friends with my parents but I wonder is it ok for me to be mates with my girls. I still remember the day my dad asked me if I wanted to be his mate, he said I can be your dad or I can be your mate, wow I thought how good would this be if my dad is my mate, he is not likely to tell me off when I’m bad….WRONG. Dad and I are mates so [...]