Saturday, August 11, 2012

HT Mockingbird: Raising Successfull Children

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/opinion/sunday/raising-successful-children.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Parents also have to be clear about their own values. Children watch us closely. If you want your children to be able to stand up for their values, you have to do the same. If you believe that a summer spent reading, taking creek walks and playing is better than a specialized camp, then stick to your guns. Parents also have to make sure their own lives are fulfilling. There is no parent more vulnerable to the excesses of overparenting than an unhappy parent. One of the most important things we do for our children is to present them with a version of adult life that is appealing and worth striving for.

If this is true could it be said the entire point of Baby Boomer anything was that the children of men and women who fought in World War II and settled down looked at their parents and declared that that form of adult life was neither appealing nor worth striving for?

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