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Parenting advice from a guy who is guessing!?

There is a great conversation going here about Parenting and the choices some parents make and how they affect both their current lives and the futures of their children. It is focused on sports, but really got me thinking about other stuff.
As I was reading through the comments (which are way better than the original post I made) a sentence formed in my head. Really it came mainly from reading Nora's comments and the obvious admiration she had for her father, at least concerning this subject.


"We should parent with a concern for what are kids are gonna look back and think about us, not to make them like us now."

I think I have always operated like that but it's hard, you really want to be the cool dad, but you can't! The really cool Dad's kids end up strung out or drunks.

You want to be your kid's best friend, but best friends bail you out of jail, they don't teach you about manners and work ethic and respect and force you to learn about it if need be.

I have a few friends whom I would like to send this post too... But I think they would come to a realization and be offended that I sent it???!!!

Anyhow, I was really for the first time kinda proud of this little blog based on those comments. Funny it was a stupid little spur of the moment post that started it off.


Thanks guys.

5 comments:

  1. Glad my comments made you think this:

    "We should parent with a concern for what are kids are gonna look back and think about us, not to make them like us now."

    I didn't say that, but that's exactly what I think, and that describes the kind of parent I want to be.

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  2. Nora,

    I know you didn't say it but you inspired me to think it.

    It is now my Parenting Gospel.

    When my 10 year old daughter gets to be your age, if she looks back at her childhood sports adventures the way you look back at yours with your Dad, I am a success as a Dad.

    Way to go Nora's Dad>>>>

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  3. Aw. I guess I better tell him I've been thinking about how awesome he was. I mean, my dad's the kind of guy who knows just how awesome he is--and he'll tell you all about it. But he's earned the right to think he's great, and I should tell him so.

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  4. Not my style to really get mushy, I think my Dad knows he is my hero, and we can just sit and watch TV and bitch about stupid people and bond.

    Girls need to say it though...

    Call him right now Nora, you a punk if you don't!!

    Sorry about referring to you as a punk so much, I don't know what got into me. I don't really think your a punk at all. I have never ever typed punk this much.

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I love the discussion in the comments.. so... GO FOR IT!

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