A boy asked his mother for another piece of cake. "No," she answered. "You have already had 3 pieces." The boy asked again, "Please, Mom, just one more piece- I promise, just one more." Again, his mother said no. The boy did not give up: "C'mon, just one more piece of cake - please, please!!" Finally, the mother relented, "Ok, one last piece, but that's it!!" The boy smiled and said, " Honestly, Mom, you have no self control."

In an age of excess, our children need to learn "no." Often when c...


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