Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one.
Ignoring a child's disrespect is the surest guarantee that it will continue.
Taking a child to the toy store is the nearest thing to a death wish parents can have.
A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.
The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.
We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities.