per said:Raising kids isn't easy. No rule book and all are different. No points awarded for style.
JF Ranch said:This is another interesting discussion you have instigated, sweetbasil. We all have our own ideas on parenting and the morals we hope to instill in our kids but I doubt that those will vary much among many of us on this board.
Without getting too deep (I'm not a real deep thinker!), I always said my goal in raising my boys was to keep them tired and hungry!
I believe the most powerful tool in raising kids is for the parent to lead by example.