3. Talk with them not at them.
When it comes to parenting skills, you need to know how to have a conversation. As in, you speak to each other, you take turns, you both share your thoughts and feelings, and you listen to one another. Don’t yell or make demands and don’t speak down to your child. That’s a fast way to become mean mommy, and trust us, no one wants to confide in or hang out with mean mommy.