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Child Raised Well is Notable Achievement

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:27 AM
Those who parent best, parent the least, but know when they have to step in.

Last week at a speaking engagement in Illinois, I asked my audience of parents to tell me about their kids.

Not just “tell” me about them, but brag. I gave them permission to boast. Pull out the smartphone, if they wanted, to show off the photos.

I had to cajole them into doing it.

Hard to believe, right? We’re a society that practically rents billboards to broadcast our children’s accomplishments. Our Christmas cards sing the praises of our friend’s children (rather than oh, say, the Baby Jesus). Heck, in the suburbs, “student of the month” bumper stickers cover cars like Turtle...