Children thrive on rules, routine, consistency and a calm environment. Decide on House Rules, develop a daily routine, and include your child while completing household tasks to increase his feeling of self-worth through responsibility. Young children who are raised with structure and routine will be better prepared as they move into their teen years. Teens that are expected to pitch in, help out, and think of others develop wonderful qualities which prepare them for the work force, and for a happy future. Don't do the job that belongs to your child, look the other way, or make excuses. Whether you have a toddler or teen, set your child up for success by providing an environment which nurtures those qualities you admire. Read the full article “Kids need rules and parents should stick by them“.