Family and Raising Kids: I believe in parenting that is more co-operational, non-authoritarian, with absolutely no physical punishment--no hitting, slapping, spanking, grabbing, shouting, etc. I think it's best to teach kids by example, to treat them respectfully as I'd treat any other person, etc. I think it's best to teach self-discipline. I also am not into bedtimes, etc. Click to read this article about not imposing bedtimes which I agree with. I also think it's fine for kids to sleep with parents, and following my mom's advice I kept them in the room with my husband and me for their first year. I don't believe in taking away pacifiers or not letting them suck their thumbs or fingers, or anything else that comforts them.