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Parenting with a Story by Paul Smith

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Introduction

1. Eating the quiche

What would you have ordered for lunch that day? Why?

Has anyone ever teased you for something you did? What was it, and how did you react?

What ideas does this story give you for how to react next time someone teases you for something?

When do you think it might be a good idea to avoid conflict and just do whatever the crowd wants you to do?

Part I: Who You are

Chapter 1. ambition

2. On becoming an astronaut

Do you agree with the idea that it’s better to set high goals and fall short than set low goals and achieve them? Why or why not?

Would Bob have been better off trying to become a dentist or an engineer and being successful at it?

What’s one dream or goal that you have for your life right ...

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