- Don’t make me feel my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of value.
- Don’t protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way sometimes.
- Don’t be too upset when I say “I hate you.” It isn’t you that I hate, but your power to thwart me.
- Don’t take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they get me the attention I need.
- Don’t nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.