There is no one right way to raise a child. If you're a mom, then you'll know that the parenting style you grew up with may not be the right approach to take with your own kids. The environment your child grows up in, the people she or he is exposed to, and his or her own unique temperament are the factors that should contribute to your own parenting style. But no matter how modern times get or how fast things change, there are some things that will stay the same. Read on and find out five effective parenting tips that work with all children no matter their age.

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(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Feature section as "The Best of Everything" in October 2005; adapted for use in Female Network)

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