Rule 5: Do Not Let Your Children Do Anything That Makes You Dislike Them

12 Rules For Life Book Summary (Jordan B. Peterson)

Anecdote #1

Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.

Anecdote #2

Do not let children do anything that makes you dislike them.

Anecdote #3

Do not let children do anything to make you dislike them.

Everybody Hates Arithmetic

Do not let your children do anything to make you dislike them.

The Ignoble Savage

Parents or Friend?

A Personal Story from Peterson on Parenting

Do not let your child do anything to make you dislike them.

Discipline and Punish.

By nerfing the edges of danger from your child's world you leave them vulnerable to the all too real reality of malevolence. You leave your child naïve, immature and weak and unprepared for the world.

Minimum Necessary Force

Limit The Rules

Minimim Necessary Force

There Is No Excuse for Physical Punishment…Or Is There?

Does Hitting a Child Teach Them to Hit?

Where does this all leave us?

Practical Tips

A Summary of Principles

Disciplinary principle one, limit the rules

Principle two, use minimum necessary force

Here’s the third, parents should come in pairs.

The Good Child & The Responsible Parent

Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.

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