Parents of teens do not want their teen cussing them out and yelling at them. When a teen is behaving this way, a parent should ask themselves why their teen is doing that. Maybe, the parent realizes that they talk that way and that’s where their teen learned it. Or, maybe the rule of “no cussing and yelling at each other” isn’t backed by any value. It’s just a rule that you have to follow “because I said so”. Why doesn’t your family cuss and yell at each other? Some values behind that rule is that it makes you feel degraded and low. It ruins self-confidence in a person to be yelled and cussed at. Yelling and cussing at each other also builds aggression and anger. We don’t like being angry or aggressive at each other. Those are some great values to live in.
You will also want to know as much as possible about the times in terms of those that would pray on your child(ren). These threats are all around yet now more than ever you can often identify where they are, as well as get a better idea on what to be on the lookout for. You need to do your best to protect your child(ren) from these sorts as they can cause injuries that span a lifetime well beyond any physical threat.
When I was a kid, I was treated by dentists who never wore gloves. In this day and age, would you attend a dental surgery if you knew they didn’t wear gloves? I highly doubt it.
You should give your children a set of rules to follow. They should also know there will be consequences to breaking those rules. While your children may not immediately realize it, one day they will realize and appreciate the fact that you took the time to create rules because you care about them. Having a set of rules in place will also make the job of parenting easier for yourself, as well as your partner.
By a few weeks old, my babies were more or less getting up about every 3 hours and right around the same time every night. For the purpose of this process, I will use the following schedule as an example. We’ll say your baby is waking up at night around 10pm, 1am and 4am.
One might argue that corporal punishment is effective in conveying the message across to a child that they did wrong and that nothing else works quite as well. Longitudinal studies have shown the converse to be true. In fact, studies have found that schools which had the highest rates of corporal punishment also had the lowest graduation rates, the highest rates of teen pregnancy, the highest incarceration rates and the highest murder rates.
Studies also show a positive correlation between the severity of corporal punishment received and severity of crimes committed. For instance, 100% of the violent inmates at San Quentin bore a history of extreme physical punishment when they were children, whereas the majority of professionals experienced moderate to an absence of physical punishment when they were children.