02/05/2014 09:16 BST | Updated 02/05/2014 09:59 BST

Parenting Advice: What's The Biggest Mistake You Can Make Raising Your Children?

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You can read parenting advice books, download the latest apps and speak to experienced mothers and fathers, but in truth there's no preparing for the moment you become a real-life parent.

Most of the time 'good parenting' boils down to managing day-to-day tasks - making sure your children do their homework, eat their greens and avoid sticking Lego up their nose - but this runs simultaneously with long-term goals of having your toddlers and teens grow into balanced, well-rounded adults.

With this in mind, Reddit users have been asking the pertinent question 'Whats the single biggest mistake parents can make in raising their children?'

From being overprotective to indulging in their every wish, comments have been flooding in.

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Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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