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If you would have your son to walk honorably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them--not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.

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Source Notes: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (chapter 3, "A Controversy") (1848). Advice given to a mother who is accused of pampering her son.

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