Children are soft, sensitive and careless. They are required to be turned into tough individuals who can endure all pain without any hue and cry. Children require to be transformed into achievers who will achieve as much as possible and thus make achievement an habit. Moreover, the child requires to know how to handle huge amount of pressures without much pain and fear.
A parent thus has to be hard nosed indeed to make their children rough and tough so that they overcome every obstacle that comes their way. A child when small knows to cry very easily but a parents responsibility is to make their child smile even in pain. a child will have to go through every challenge of life and a parent must prepare their child for every obstacle and every challenge that comes their way.
Parents must make out the difference between being harsh and being hard nosed. If you are going to be harsh on your child, your child is bound to rebel. If you are going to be hard on your child, your child will learn that he/she has to be responsible for everything he/she does. Thus, children will start doing what is required and not what is unimportant.