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May 10, 2017

Teaching Our Kids to Master Themselves

“No man is free who is not master of himself.”
(Epictetus)

Every time we do something for our kids, something they should be learning to do for themselves, we are making a short-term trade for a long-term loss. Whether it be making their breakfast or making their bed, waking them up or working late on their homework, we are making it easier for them now and more difficult for them later.

By restraining ourselves from doing too much, however, we create the possibility of them learning the most important skill in life: mastery over themselves.

Peace begins with pause,

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