8 ways to destroy a child.

1. Never say “no” (Kids need boundaries)

2. Never say “yes” (Kids need delight)

3. Never say “thanks” (Kids need dignity)

4. Never say “please” (Kids need opportunity)

5. Never say “you’re welcome” (Kids need respect)

6. Never say “God” (Kids need relationship)

7. Never say “I love you” (Kids need love)

8. Always say “but” (Kids need it unconditionally)


Others in the 8 ways series:

To increase your stress
To lose your faith
To make yourself angry
To make yourself jealous
To make yourself depressed
To ruin your marriage

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2 responses to “8 ways to destroy a child.

  1. this is my favorite “8 Ways…” to date. I find #’s 1 and 2 (once tongue is removed from cheek) to be the great paradoxical challenge of parenting.

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