Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Even a perfect parent has to get tough sometimes

The article's title says it all: "Perfect parents need to get nasty [as in tough] sometimes."

The author is calling for a middle ground between extreme permissiveness and prison guard.

They might kick you in the shins when you do it, but your children actually want to be shown where the boundaries of behaviour are set. ... "Because I say so" is not child abuse. It is not always necessary to engage perfect logic to make children behave well. Cicero was probably a lousy dad.

—Mellow Monk

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