Ancient advice for 21st Century parenting <3

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From The Parent’s Tao Ching ~ William Martin

Make the Ordinary Come Alive
Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.

What is addiction?

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Addiction: Mental/Emotional disregulation that becomes so overwhelming, an uninformed choice is made to self medicate without the knowledge of one’s particular (genetic) vulnerability to addiction. ~Sharon Coulter