Let them be little, and let them be heroes even as the stuffing falls out of their thread-bare costumes. Give them space to be wild and free. Let them climb trees and explore the horizons of magic and wonder. Let them believe in good, and that evil never wins in the end. Let them devise and scheme the demise of the bad guys like the little warriors that they are. Tell them that eating broccoli is almost like eating a small tree, and dinosaurs eat trees. Give them a pot and show them how to cook and season to taste. Teach them how to clean and bandage a surface wound. Never cry over spilled milk, broken glass, or pants with holes. Let them be little and let them be heroes with perpetually skinned knees.

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