READERS DISCUSS: Most effective parenting skills
WHAT are your parenting tips to stop a child from becoming a "self-centred, disrespectful, brat"?
Debbie Bryant - I think the first word my children understood was no.
Dea Russell - My kids did. Didn't hurt them to hear it.
Kristy Wolstenholme - I completely agree backing up schools especially and enforcing proper consequences is important. I don't agree with parents constantly on a child's every move as kids will run, play, get excited and so on. Punishment shouldn't, in my view, be degrading and reassurance given that every one makes mistakes it should not be held against them. The main issue I found with the first was other family members not backing up the parent. With all parenting extremes one way or another never work its a day to day balancing act.
Ryan Mathew Newport - I like to tell my children no and get them to wait for things for no other reason than to just to teach them some real life understanding.
Gary Barra McNae - I was told no all the time as a kid, I still turned out self-centered, disrespectful ect.
Ryan Mathew Newport - Never count up, always count down, when you get to zero you got no where to go but to deal out the punishment, being consistent is very important.
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