Some parenting do's and PLEASE DON'T's!
Making threats of punishment and then not following through. Undermining your credibility is a great way to get them to never pay any attention to you. If you have no intention of following through with punishment, don’t make the threat. (LagiacrusHunter)
The “it’s not bad parenting, it’s just teasing” tactic where you publicly humiliate your kid and pass it off as joking around, even though it’s designed to embarrass/upset the kid (and you would never tolerate a role reversal).
Way too many parents say stuff to deliberately upset their own child and say it’s just teasing to make it seem okay. Which when combined with a “You have to respect me or I’ll flip out on you” environment, means the kid just has to stand there and take it while their grown-ass parent talks about how fat/stupid/gross/ugly/weird they are. (blueeyesredlipstick)
Putting too much emphasis on education and not enough on developing proper social skills. There must be a balance. (Nomeia)