The Common Sense Corner will offer suggestions for you to try on various issues with your BS age child.
I was a single parent and raised two children to be pretty decent adults. They would be the first to say I was strict, however, I prefer fair, but firm.
In the classroom my philosophy was it is my job to teach and your job to learn. The plan was clear, as were my expectations Be sure to model the behaviors you expect of them and you will be filled with pride as your learners move forward