EFFECTIVE PARENTING IS ABOUT BALANCE Q: Like a lot of parents, I guess, the shutdown this year has really stretched my wife and me regarding how we each interact with our kids. She tends to emphasize the rules; I’m more easygoing. What’s your preferred approach? Jim: Many moms and dads can often be black and white ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!