Once, I asked an elderly couple what the secret was to raising children successfully. They answered: "Listen to your children".
I kept this simple advice to heart. From that point on, I made it a point to stop and listen to my children. And to my greatest surprise, children hold all the secrets.
Children know what's best for themselves and this makes parenting much easier. When you are tailoring your child's needs to their unique personality, there is less friction and more success.
So, just listen! and enjoy a better, more fulfilling, more loving life.