It has come to my attention that I have do not have the updated version of parenting. My kids are six and four now and I still parent like they are toddlers. I parent with the fear that my kids will get hurt either by each other. I'm tend to yell, put them in timeouts, and still bank on them taking naps in order to rescrew my head back on. Lately, I'm finding that I have to explain to them consequences of their actions, and naps are hit or miss. This leads to tired and worned out mom with little patience to do anything fun with them. Good thing my lovely husband is patient and likes to explain everything to the boys in depth.