The story of Edison serves as a wonderful example of the parenting spirit. When Edison was sent back home by the teacher, saying that he was too dumb to learn, his mother declared, ‘My Tommy is not dumb – I will teach him myself.’ The result of that positive perception was that the world got an Edison.

Thus parents must realize that God has given them two ears and one tongue in order to listen more and advise less, to understand more and impose less.