Be there for your kids, and be there for them in the most positive way possible. If you have to choose between yelling and punishing them and between choosing more peaceful ways of discipline, make sure you choose something that will make them respect you for taking the effort to teach them with love and respect. Childhood is extremely important in helping a child learn the most about life in these few years they are fully dependent on us. Be wise and teach them that loved ones are here to help and support them, not to cause them pain and destroy their spirit. Choose love and positive discipline.
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