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When it comes to raising our children are we causing undue harm to them by not setting rules or boundaries? To make a child a productive adult do we have to use schedules of reinforcement or is just telling or teaching through life lessons enough?

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When it comes to raising our children, I personally feel that are we causing undue harm to them as well as future society by not setting rules or having enough boundaries. Since adulthood deals with ...

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The importance of rules in childraising is highlighted.

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