||PROMOTING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
||AVOIDING A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE
|DEVELOPING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD THE SELF
||Promote self-confidence, by expressing faith in improvement.
||Do not intimidate, or create self-doubt through criticism.
||Stimulate independence by offering freedom and opportunity.
||Do not foster dependence by demonstrating your own superiority.
|Encourage self-demand and creativity by setting an example.
||Do not model or promote self-indulgence.|
|Model and encourage acceptance of self and one's gender.||Do not demonstrate or suggest rejection of self and one's gender.
|DEVELOPING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD DIFFICULTIES
||Foster a striving to overcome obstacles, to build courage and confidence by undertaking reasonable challenges.
||Do not discourage by making impossibly high demands, or making life too easy.
|Permit and support initiative.
||Do not make child into a puppet.
|Advocate and demonstrate perseverance and thoroughness.
||Do not illustrate and reinforce impatience and sloppy work.
|DEVELOPING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD OTHERS
|Inspire a feeling of caring for all of mankind.
||Do not fill the child with indifference and prejudice.|
|Engender cooperation and the willingness to do one's share.
||Do not demonstrate and provoke rivalry & harmful competition.|
|Teach child to be undemanding of others.
||Do not create climate of self-centered entitlement.|
|Help child become satisfied with his fair share, with enough.
||Do not condone greed and selfishness.|
|Demonstrate and encourage helpfulness to others.
||Do not be an example of exploitation and tyranny.|
|Show the child the appeal of being a giving person.
||Do not sow the seeds for the child to become a taking person.|
|DEVELOPING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD THE OTHER SEX
||Generate a deep appreciation for the other sex.
||Do not, by word or action, depreciate the other sex.|
|Facilitate a full understanding of and closeness to the other sex.
||Do not create ignorance or distance.|
|Promote a warmth, trust and friendliness.
||Do not spawn hostility and mistrust.