How to Raise Evil Spawn
Do tell them they’re not good enough.
Do put pressure on them to succeed.
Do stress the importance of being evil.
Don’t feed them with any regularity.
Don’t give them a warm place to sleep at night.
Don’t give them clean clothes to wear.
Always turn your back on them when they try to hug you.
Always humiliate them in front of their friends.
Always tell them how powerful you are.
Never tuck them in at night.
Never tell them you love them.
Never kiss their owies.*
*by kissing a wound, you draw the weakness into yourself. do this for no one.
— Mal’s Spell Book, page 142