Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one.
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.
Ignoring a child's disrespect is the surest guarantee that it will continue.
The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.
A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.