• Don't go overboard in praising required behavior: 'We have only done our duty' (Luke 17:10). But do go overboard when your child confesses the truth, repents honestly, takes chances, and loves openly. Praise the developing character in your child as it emerges in active, loving, responsible behavior.

    Henry Cloud, John Townsend (2009). “Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, How to Say No”, p.115, Zondervan