If you believe everything you read, then kids are doomed. If both of their parents work outside the home, then it’s hopeless. If one parent is a pastor, then forget about it. If one parent is missing, too bad. What if you skip on piano lessons, or soccer? What if you are in a bad school system? What if you home school? Or what if you don’t? How is a parent to know?
Along with my colleagues, I surveyed teens and parents in order to address this question: What are the essentials of effective parenting?