Tell your children ‘no’ early .. very early
I agree with a recent letter to the editor about the need for more parents to tell their children “no.”
But you have to start telling them “no” early, at no more than two years of age. The earlier the better.
And you can’t give them the “electronic babysitters” and other gadgets and expect them not to use them and becoming defiant when you try to take them away.
Teach them to do homework and other chores. No tattoos or piercings until they are out of the house. They can buy their own cars and insurance when they are on their own. This is called old-fashioned child-rearing.
And it works!