The family unit can only run smoothly when respect, rules and a clear set of boundaries are firmly entrenched. In my previous post, Saying No to our kids, I wrote about the need to instill in your children the notion of accepting that ‘no means no’. This is often necessary for a childs safety, for the efficient functioning of a household or simply to help a child realise that they cant always get what they want.
I can hear already the cries of the possibly more ‘politically correct’ parents than I , as they cringe at the eroding of a childs right to self expression and of the derailment of the little peoples input into the decision making processes of the family unit. [Read more...]