There are only two things a child will share willingly, communicable diseases and his mother's age.
Some suggestions for you :
I think we should bring up our children with much less pressure to compete and get ahead: no comparing one child with another, at home or in school; no grades. Let athletics be primarily for fun, and let them be organized by children and youths themselves.
Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny; he thinks he is the world for something important, and it gives him drive and confidence.
I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.
Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.
In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.
In our country today, very few children are raised to believe that their principal destiny is to serve their family, their country, or God.
When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.
What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.