A New York Times op-ed writer, who is not a parent, is giving parenting advice like: Stop the endless praise; don't make empty threats and don't give your kid a smart phone. Is that good advice? Can parenting be that simple?
Charlie Capen of howtobeadad.com and former Miss California Veena Goel Crownholm, the blogger behind fromtiarastoteethingrings.com, weigh in. Do you agree with what they said? Tweet your thoughts with the hasthag #RaisingAmerica or weigh in on Facebook.
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