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I definitely agree with your basic principle: I didn't want my children to grow up to be mindless, subservient robots. I wanted them to learn to make decisions for themselves. BUT, you have to apply this principle taking the child's age and maturity into mind. I did not allow my children to "decide for themselves" whether to play in the middle of a busy ...


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The reason people submit to authority is because it's a condition of associating with a group, to keep things harmonious and efficient. The main difference with children is they have a lot less choice over who they associate with. In other words, they usually don't have the choice to end an association with a group in lieu of submitting to its authority. ...


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Really it's much more complicated than 'left' and 'right'. First, of course there are hard and soft left and right, i.e. changing how far, how fast, and will there ever be an end to it? Next, consider the international differences, such as republicanism being left-wing in the UK and right-wing in the US. And there are historical nuances, such as revolutions ...


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Karl's statement about the difference between having a favourite, and engaging in favouritism, is the beginning but not the end of the issue. In fact, the issue is whether any child feels that he is getting less attention than the other children, and no matter how well the parent spreads his time out, children will feel that their siblings are getting more ...


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It doesn't matter how old is she, what matters is that you should respect her decision and support her. But you need to know if she trust him and to tell her the truth and try to explain to her how to love someone.


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My daughter just turned 8 and does the same thing. The problem is that she is a perfectionist and wants to be excellent at everything she does. Guess what? She wasn't awesome the first time she tried the harmonica. Or skiing. Or Snowboarding. Or skating. Or judo. And every time we sit and I tell her the same thing when she says, "I'm not good." I ...



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