Setting Limits Isn’t Being a “Mean” Parent

I can’t tell you how often I seem to have this same conversation with parents of children of all ages. Four-year-olds refuse to go to bed without a parent sleeping with them. Tweens refuse to do chores, and teens sneaking out at night and refusing to do anything they don’t feel like doing. Parents are even serving alcohol at high school parties thinking they are being “cool and safe” by taking away the kids car keys. Sorry, underage drinking is still against the law.