Parenting Issues

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Parents don't usually start out wanting to make mistakes. Too often though, they only rely on their 'parenting instincts' and don't try to get help with common parenting issues and problems. Unfortunately, many of us aren't instinctively able to know what to do in each and every situation that we face as parents, and we can all make mistakes from time to time.

Learning to overcome these 7 common parenting mistakes will get you a long way towards being a more effective parent.

  • 1) Not Trying to Fix Problems
  • 2) Overestimating or Underestimating Problems
  • 3) Having Unrealistic Expectations
  • 4) Being Inconsistent
  • 5) Not Having Rules or Setting Limits
  • 6) Fighting Back
  • 7) Not Changing What Doesn't Work