Parents all typically want the same things for their children – to learn, have friends, be happy, be obedient, and grow up to be happy, productive, and successful adults. Still, many parents – though they have their children’s best interest in mind – lack the essential skills and information to optimally help their children attain these. Since children are not born with a owner’s manual, most parenting practices reflect the type of experiences we had with our own parents or caretakers. It is essential that we assume the responsibility of providing our children with the skills, knowledge, and discipline necessary for them to be successful as adults.

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