Surprisingly enough, rules can help kids feel safe. What kind of rules?
“If your rules vary from day to day in an unpredictable fashion or if you enforce them only intermittently, your child’s misbehavior is your fault, not his. Your most important disciplinary tool is consistency. Identify your non-negotiables. The more your authority is based on wisdom and not on power, the less your child will challenge it.” says Laurence Steinberg, PhD, author of the book The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting.
Sourced from WebMD