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Many parents struggle with what seems to be the rebellious behaviour of their children. Kids seem to be designed to break the rules and do things their own way. They can also be slow to take advice, and we have to watch them struggle in situations where, if they’d just follow our guidance, things would be easier for them.

But parents also want their kids to develop into independent and popular individuals who are able to think for themselves and make their mark. The thing we forget to do is to tell them not to do it until after they leave home!

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Never Mind What Others Think

what others think

Even though we don’t realise it when we say we know what someone thinks about something, we are guessing. Even mind-reading – in a fairground or on stage – is trickery.

Yet we often allow our own thoughts and behaviour to be goverened by what we claim someone else will think. Maybe it’s time to review what we ‘know’.

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One thing better

Getting things done is not half as satisfying as doing things well. This is because we get personal satisfaction from giving something all our attention, doing it to the best of our abilities, being absorbed in it while we are doing it, and looking back with pride at a job well done.
“Enough time” has nothing to do with it, as you’ll see.

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