50 easy ways to be a fantastic parent

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 11:52 p.m. MST

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Your toddler's mission in life is to gain independence. So when she's developmentally capable of putting her toys away, clearing her plate from the table and dressing herself, let her. Giving a child responsibility is good for her self-esteem (and your sanity).
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SL
Rexburg, ID

People are having fewer kids because parenting nowadays has become complicated, guilt-ridden, competitive, and a legal liability. Just spend time with your kids, teach them basic values, and that it. Done. You don't need to be a therapist, legal expert, or neuroscientist.

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