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Posted on June 28, 2012 by Christine Crosby in 

Spare some time, not the rod

[dropcap]Q: [/dropcap]I am really in a quandary as to how I should discipline my children. Many of my co-workers are more permissive with their kids than I am. It almost seems as if they don’t care. My kids tell me I’m too old-fashioned. I really need some guidelines.

[dropcap]A: [/dropcap]The most important factor in raising your children is being there. Children need external controls. With more mothers in the workplace and divorce on the rise, there is a lack of parental supervision in most households. Many parents simply do not have the time to parent their children as they would wish.

Grandparents can be a great asset in a situation such as this. Ask your parent’s or your husband’s parents to help out with the child care duties. Even a couple of hours a week can make a difference and all family members will benefit from this arrangement.

Christine Crosby

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Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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