According to the developmental psychology study, the best parenting style values both reasoning and the exercise of authority.  They share with their kids the rationale behind discipline; they praise their kids’ constructive behavior affectionately but also provide prompt correction tenderly for their misbehavior; they recognize their special rights as parents but also care for their kids’ interests; they affirm their kids’ existing qualities but also set standards for the development of their future conduct.  The magic words could summarize the essence of parenting: “Firm but Gentle” (立場堅定,態度溫柔).  “Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. Colossians 3:21”  In the pandemic, more parent-child conflicts have been reported.  Let’s exercise together with the magic words: “Firm but Gentle.”