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Parenting Advice From The KURAL (Indian Sangam Literature)

1. If your child lies to you often, it is because you over-react too harshly to their inappropriate behaviour.  2. If your child is not taught to confide in you about their mistakes, you've lost them.  3. If your child had poor self-esteem, it is because you advice them more than you encourage them.  4. If your child does not stand up for themselves, it is because from a young age you have disciplined them regularly in public. 5. If your child takes things that do not belong to them, it is because when you buy them things, you don't let them chose what they want.  6. If your child is cowardly, it is because you help them too quickly.  7. If your child does not respect other people's feelings, it is because instead of speaking to your child, you order and command them.  8. If your child is too quick to anger, it is because you give too much attention to misbehaviour and you give little attention to good behaviour.  9. If your child is excessively jealous, it is because you o