Our expert says:
No form of pill, happy or otherwise, can or chould make one content with an untenable position. Some kids are naturally bratty, but this is greatly enhanced and made chronic by parents ( maybe especially after divorce ) who have contradictory responses to such bad behaviours, rather than, as is essential, sharing a set of common rules, rewards and penalties for good and bad behaviour, which both apply to the kids. Otherwise the kids so easily learn to exploit the situation and run havoc.
And if one or both parents feels guilty for the marital break-up, they may become over-indulgent which is bad for the kids, and indeed everyone concerned.
How about some couples counselling to sort out a common approach to these problems ?
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