Back to basics. There are a thousand parenting theories out there. But when it comes to modern parenting theories and styles, I think there's a huge potential for confusion. Yes, it's great to give kids the responsibility of making decisions sometimes, but do they get to decide that sitting at the dinner table is beneath them? Nope. Sure, no one wants to yell 24/7 and there's huge benefits to not yelling at our kids. But does that mean thy shouldn't ever be told off? No way!