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Good Qualities Aren't Tacked On

From the July 14, 1973 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


"Mommy, buy me a toy!" "Daddy, why can't I have a bike like Dan's?" How often parents are badgered by these and similar pleas from their children! It is sometimes difficult to say No, and yet neither possible nor wise to indulge every whim. Parents' answers to these demands are generally influenced by a number of considerations.