Parenting isn't that hard
I know I will, but my intent isn't to step on anyones toes here. People on some of these posts make parenting so much harder than it has to be. Thats the problem with a lot of the youth of today.
When you punish your child use common sense. I use chores and PT, and my children are great. I don't beet them to get them to mind or yell at them. They choose to stay physically fit due to my disciplinary actions.
I work with children and have found that many parents refuse to say "No" to their child. This is a down fall in youth today. They grow into adulthood under the impression that they are invincible and can have anything they want.
I don't care if your child came from a broken home or had something bad happen to them. Most children in this day and age came from a broken home. (Including my own) Shouldn't that mean that you want to do your job now to give them the best future you can manage for them? That means keep them moving in the right direction as they grow.
You can't be your child's best friend all the time and claim to be a good parent and that you are doing your job right. The same respect isn't there when you take this approach. Not to mention, this approach fails 10 times out of 10.
Last, but certainly not least, lazy parents, which is what feeds the above comments is my pet peeve. Sure its easier to hit your child or scream at them, but it takes a pretty sorry parent to decide that their child isn't worth getting up and being creative to make sure your child grows up strong and right while still having as much fun as possible and showing your child you love them. Some need to ask themselves, are they parents or just someone who laid down and had a baby for fun and attention...