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In this first worksheet page, Cosmos talks about Robbie and Rodney Rabbit and how they wanted to be told, “What I want to hear”. This is an extremely typical human phenomena, from the fable of the “Emperor’s New Clothes”, to the world of our movie stars and politicians. But as Cosmos points out, what they were being told was not true.
The problems the brother rabbits experienced were correctable if someone would only tell them the truth. “You don’t know how to make friends.” “You wear clothes that don’t match.” “You are rude to others.” If they were aware of their problems, they can go about correcting them.
But since the mirror (and our friends and family in real life who want to “protect” us) told them what they wanted to hear, the brother rabbits saw no need to change. That is why the brothers felt justified in being angry with others and blaming others when they did not have a good time at the party.
What happened when the mirrors (or your family and friends) are truthful? Cosmos asks that question and most children will say that Robbie and Rodney became angry. Ask your child, “Why did they become angry?” You want them to understand that their anger was because of their Stinky Thinking about “being perfect”. After Cosmos changed the mirrors, the mirrors told the truth.
The truth can be very beneficial. And if the truth is presented in such a way as to be kind, why should you become angry. It is the age-old dilemma of “Strength”...strong enough to want to be told the truth and strong enough to tell the truth.

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