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Carl LIndgren

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What are the Top 5 things you can teach/share with a 6 year old?

I am interested in what other fathers/mother do with their kids to help them become kind, caring and humble human beings.

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    Nov 16 2011: The Norwegian author Torbjørn Egner wrote about the town of Kardemomme, where the policeman (yes, only one) had made the one and only law the society needed. The Kardemomme law translates to:

    You shall never bother others,
    You shall be both fair and kind,
    Apart from that, you do whatever's on your mind!

    When you give it some thought, you realize that this law encompasses absolutely every way we humans trespass on each other, so by adhering to the Kardemomme law, we'll all get along much better. That's why my 6 year old knows that this rule is the one and only rule I will not tolerate breaking. Anything else can be discussed, and then related to this rule...
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      Nov 16 2011: That is so wonderful to know. I will have to show it to my kids!

      My personal rule, is 'cause no harm' ....... and as you stated above, it requires thinking. For it does come from the Hippocratic oath. Yet, a Doctor does cause harm when he cuts for surgery .... yet that harm is small compared to the harm if they do not operate.

      I find laws, make thinking unnecessary. Which is sad. I will now go looking for this wonderful town!
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      Nov 16 2011: cool :)

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