Next, you need to accept that being a good parent sometimes includes actions that are not fun. It’s not enjoyable to scold your children, to discipline them when they are acting out and to do anything that makes your kids unhappy. If you have ever taken away a candy bar from your toddler only to cause an epic meltdown in the middle of the grocery store, you know what we mean. But as Parenting reports, saying “no” is an important part of parenting. Establishing limits and enforcing those rules help set kids up for the real world, because “limits provide a framework so your child can understand what’s expected of him and what will happen if he doesn’t comply.”