Advice for Modern Parents

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.

Such striving may seem admirable, but it is a way of foolishness.

Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.

Show them how to cry when pets and people die.

Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand.

And make the ordinary come alive for them.

The extraordinary will take care of itself.


by William Martin

Parent’s Tao Te Ching, Ancient Advice for Modern Parents





  1. Aydan September 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Love William Martin.

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