Are we really here without a map, seeking scraps of information all about to direct us as to what is good and true? In matters of the heart, moreover, matters of children and family, what is good and true today may be something they hear about fifty years from now, and possibly give a second thought.
It is always a wonder the parent of four children always seems like she or he has got it covered, not worried at all they might f this up. Even better, is the grandparent, or great grandparent who worries even less and loves without the limits of control or fear.
I always tell myself my goal is to parent like a grandparent, hard work indeed.