Read this today in a Wayne Dyer book called Staying on the Path:

When my daughter Tracy came home in the second grade and said, “Billy doesn’t like me, Billy doesn’t like me, ” I responded, “Do you like you?” Tracy said, “Yes.” Then I replied, “Well, that’s all you’ve got.” You see, even at seven years of age, a person shouldn’t get the idea that anyone else’s reactions to you need to get you down in any way.

Wouldn’t it be great if more parents delivered that message? The world would be a better place.