When it comes to raising kids, there is no one-size-fits-all rulebook. However, according to various experts in the field of parenting, there are still some general guidelines to which moms and dads should try to adhere. Here’s a look at 20 common bad habits that could be damaging your child’s development.
20. Never saying ‘no’
It’s sometimes hard to say “no” to a child. Perhaps you feel an affirmative answer compensates for other shortfalls in your parenting abilities? Perhaps you want to ensure that they have the kind of idyllic childhood you may have missed out on yourself? Perhaps you simply want to avoid any tears and tantrums. But according to therapist Sally Baker, that negative word should definitely be used on a regular basis.