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Daily Insights are insightful truths about reality that empower us to transform our way of thinking.

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In every family there is a subject nobody talks about

In every family there is a subject nobody talks about – leaving permanent blind spots in the children many years later. To think at all, we must first be given the words to think with.

© Copyright D. Riddell, 2012
Book Reference: Parenting Children Insights (PC 46)

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To understand the consequences

To understand the consequences of spoiling a son, don’t ask his mother, ask his wife. To understand the effects of bullying a daughter, don’t ask her father, ask her husband.

© Copyright D. Riddell, 2012
Book Reference: Parenting Children Insights (PC 45)

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Teaching is only half the task

Teaching is only half the task of training, inspiration is the rest. Training that reduces enthusiasm for the topic, or damages confidence is a liability rather than an asset.

© Copyright D. Riddell, 2012
Book Reference: Parenting Children Insights (PC 44)

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If you wouldn’t sanction it

If you wouldn’t sanction it in your lounge, why betray your morals by allowing it on your television? Will you count the cost of compromise before your child’s morality falls apart?

© Copyright D. Riddell, 2012
Book Reference: Parenting Children Insights (PC 43)

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‘Oppositional’ children and disappointment

‘Oppositional’ children are allergic to disappointment. Teach them ‘no’ doesn’t always mean ‘never’

© Copyright D. Riddell, 2012
Book Reference: Parenting Children Insights (PC 42)

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