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Often with their first child people tend to shelter them, hoping to raise them into perfect little angels. Growing up this proved to detrimental to the growth of a child as rather than letting them see and explore you cause them to want to lash out or be fearful of the world. Rather what parents should do these days is allow the child to make mistakes and do as they please, and rather than intimidating them, tell them the truth about what will happen if they do something bad. It removes the forbidden fruit aspect and shows them a little about the world.
Contributed by Kevin Barry