2 Things That Set Effective Parents Apart (VIDEO)

03/12/2015 02:31 am ET | Updated Mar 12, 2015

In his "Tip of the Day," Dr. Phil explains that there are two important factors for being an effective parent. "One is the unconditional love that is never more purer than from parent to a child. There’s no jealousy, there’s no envy, it is the purest kind of love," he says. "And number two, you need a really good plan." A plan is your strategy for socializing your children, for helping them understand the difference between good and bad people in the world, and for passing on a legacy of solid values. Watch the video above to be reminded that ultimately, you're raising adults, not children.

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