Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Mystery of Parenting Solved

First of all, I think it is important to dispel the idea that parenting is mysterious. It may be a lot of things, but it is not mysterious. If it were they would never let you leave the hospital without at least a little booklet with some of parentings long held secrets.

So, technically, there is nothing to solve. But what then is the problem? Why are so many parents (including myself at times) straight-up goofy when it comes to parenting their kids?

In my vast 11 years of parenting experience, (many more if you count being the oldest of five in a fatherless home) I have learned a couple things about the goofiness of parents. Most goofiness stems from just a couple things ... 1. Parents have a lack of vision for their children 2. Parents are too often selfish...yeah...that pretty much sums it up.

Everything else that could be said really falls into one of these two categories with 2. easily swallowing 1. but, 1. having the ability to hold 2. in check...if that makes sense.

More on these in a minute...

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