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Imagine this, your child comes to you and says mom I don’t like my bike anymore and I want a new one. You as a responsible parent ask the child what is wrong with the bike, and the child responds I just don’t like it. You tell him/her that it would be best if they were to keep using the one they have for now. That night you are on the phone with your own parents and you are telling them how much you love your child and you would do anything for him/her. Your child hears you and when your call is over he/she comes over and asks you to get him/her a new bike. So you tell your child no again. Now your child is confused because you said you would do anything but you are not keeping your word. So your kid decides to trick you. He or she comes to you and says can you please get me a new bike because I want to use it to ride down the street and help out Mr. Smith with his yard work. And you say why don’t you use the bike you have now to help Mr. Smith with his yard work? Your child answers because I want a new one. I have two questions for you. First will you get the new bike for your kid now? Second if not, does that mean you lied when you said you would do anything for him or her? Now without going through a long story if your kid had always been helping Mr. Smith with his yard and something happened to his bike would you get him a new one?

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