Great advice! Letting a child struggle is so important but can be difficult to do. And it is so important for a child to feel not only wanted but also needed. The child who wakes up each day knowing the world would be a lot worse without him in it is one lucky kid. Ask your child for his opinion, have him do chores and greet him with genuine warmth and he is off to a great start.

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