I am a parent. I am a failing parent. Therefore, I do not come to this study as the oracle of all virtue on the subject. I, in many ways, come as a needy learner. I come not as an expert, but a failure who is seeking to learn to be a better parent.
So where do I look, and where do you look, for counsel on this issue of parenting? It is interesting to observe in the newspapers, how from time to time different advice and different theories are brought forward to seek to help those in parenting. Often this advice and these theories are contradictory to one another.