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I think a key point that I didn't see being touched on is, what is wrong with telling them the truth about why you want them to do or not do something. I agree with everyone that says, telling your kids a lie about a monster getting them or that the police will get them, will possibly lead your child to believe lying is okay to get what you want and also ...


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I believe that there is in fact no yes or no answer, primarily because every child is an individual and learns, in the holistic sense, what they learn in the way that they as individuals learn. Perhaps "Pigeon Holing" all children into the "one-child" is more harmful that any such "fright", I doubt that any person can say with certainty. Additionally it ...


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I find it best to let them discover swear words on their own. When you start to hear it talk to your child and let them know the correct situations to swear(hurt, bad grade, ECT). I would not encourage it but definitely do not discourage it. If you do this they will tend to swear even more than they would. Swearing has never affected my education or career ...



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