Parents are often tempted to give “have-to’s” to their children—imperatives like “go do your math homework.” They may not realize that there are already plenty of have-to’s within in every child, without anyone having to put them there. Those have-to’s are urges to do something, to learn something, or to create something, borne purely of curiosity and interest.Read More
Is it ever worth it for parents to control their children?
Parents want what is best for their children. Sometimes, they use coercive measures to make sure their children do what is in their own best interest. But they don’t necessarily consider the cost of making kids do something for their own good.Read More