Talking To Your Children and Not Down To Them
Sometimes many parents forget one thing and that is that their children are human beings just as much as the next person out there. They have their own feelings as well as the next person.
Communication is important in all walks of life and its really important dealing with your children as well. That's why it's important that you talk to your children and not talk down to them. Creating a great relationship with their children can cause them to be a bit more respectful and understand why you ask of them the things that you ask of them.
In other words, its essential that you be extremely firm, but extremely fair with them. There comes a time where you're going to have to discipline them, but it's important to communicate exactly what they did wrong and do it calmly. If you act childish, that sends a mixed messages.
Leading by example is important and its important with parents as well as children.