Handling a child is the toughest work for the parents. It is a job where even the experienced psychologists fail. It is said that one should adopt a stick and carrot policy while dealing with the children. I think it has some sense in it. We cannot always bang them for their mischievousness. We must talk to them, establish a dialogue and then communicate with them in the best possible way to understand their problems and issues. Listening to them itself would solve a lot of problems as when they see that they are attended they would be a happier lot.