Parenting advise

When your children behave,
give them respect and kindness.
When your children misbehave,
give them respect and kindness.

When the are hateful,
love them.
When they betray your trust,
trust them.

the River of Life nurtures
everything it touches,
without asking for anything.
You will be happy and content
if you do the same.


Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the most widely published book in the world next to the Bible, revered for its philosophical depth and practical wisdom. I love this one as a parent, but I wished I could follow it consistently. I promised myself that the 2007 is the year that I will follow TZU's advise, so I can be the parent that they deserve.