Great parenting advice given to me by my Mom while watching me fight a battle with a 3 year old that was not worth fighting but I had to keep fighting it because I picked it. :) Now I choose my battles carefully.
How true. I find sometimes when you do something nice for someone they become almost obsessed with repaying you for your kindness. I would sometimes rather they express gratiude, then "repay" my kindness by forwarding it to someone else.