I believe that all children raised under positive reinforcement only, by their parents become the most likeable and successful people.

I, myself, have only been under negative reinforecment by my parents, but have been exposed to much positive reinforcement by teachers, coaches, and friends. What a difference it makes. If a kid never thinks he will fail, will he ever? If she isn't ever told that she is intelligent and beautiful, will she believe that she is?

Parents are the ultimate control over how a kid turns out for awhile. The most polite and personable little children are brought up by the most polite and personable parents. The bratty little children who run around screaming their heads off, are brought up by parents who yell at their kids and tell them only what they are doing wrong. What they are doing wrong isn't always the point, how easily they forget what is done right.

I think that if i was brought up with only positive reinforcement my entire childhood, i would be a much different and happier person. I wouldn't have deep rooted bitterness, and i wouldn't be so difficult. I do what i want because my parents have twisted my mind so much that i don't know what i can or can't do anymore. It's a sad thing when parents tell you that you can't achieve something, or you can't become something, or that you will never succeed in anything.