"Natural Inclinations ... Are Hardly Ever Altered or Overcome"

"Natural Inclinations ... Are Hardly Ever Altered or Overcome"

"Natural Inclinations ... Are Hardly Ever Altered or Overcome"

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Nov. 1 2009 4:20 PM

"Natural Inclinations ... Are Hardly Ever Altered or Overcome"

"Natural inclinations are assisted and reinforced by education, but they are hardly ever altered or overcome."—Montaigne

This brief line from Montaigne is probably one of the top three biggest influences on the decisions I make as a parent—along with the memory of my own upbringing and the book How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk .

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