Grandma says I’m too soft with my kids and they don’t fear me as a parent. Is this wrong?
“You’re right,” says Alfred Tan, chief executive officer of Singapore Children’s Society, in reply to our question.
“The relationship with your children should be built on love and trust, not on fear.”
Based on such a foundation, the parent-child relationship can stay strong even after your young one becomes an adult, he says.
“So, even if you choose to punish your kids for their wilful defiance, it should be done out of love,” says Alfred and adds, “And you must remember to reassure them of that at the end of the day.”