Research show that most people think strict parenting produces better-behaved kids. However, research studies on discipline consistently show that strict, or authoritarian, child-raising actually produces kids with lower self esteem who behave worse than other kids -- and therefore get punished more! Strict parenting actually creates behavior problems in children. Why?
What I Wish Moms Would Say: Parenting Is... An honest opinion of what parenting is to one mom. How its difficult and what to expect - REALLY.