Most people receive very little training on how to live effectively andharmoniously with themselves and others. This I believe is an unfortunateoutcome of our parenting beliefs and methods [that] emphasize academic andvocational skills and place little or no emphasis or value on providing a personwith the essential skills to live a life of personal fulfillment, contribution andself actualization.… Without proper training on how to make wise choicesin one’s life, the chances are very slim anyone will make them.

—Sidney Madwed

A great deal of uncertainty and insecurity for kids can be caused when parents are constantly arguing, disagreeing in response to kids requests, and allowing a child to play one parent ...

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