Each morning, the list grows longer.

No trips to Times Square.

No trips overseas.

No trips to any other place where danger lurks.

I am not serious.

Simone and Nadia will leave home and explore the world.

It’s just one of the primary goals of parenting is to protect, and it seems increasingly difficult to do that these days.

Do you have a list?

4 thoughts to “On Parenting

  • Joyful Mom

    No list, but I’m feeling more and more inclined to stick closer to home these days. I don’t want to feel that way, but I can’t help it.

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  • Liz

    I try to remind myself that my job isn’t actually to protect as much as it is to give my daughter the tools to protect herself…

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  • Percola

    @Liz, That’s a good point.

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  • Ernessa from 32 Candles

    I don’t have a list, but only b/c if I started one, it would never end, so I choose not to start one. But I agree w/ Liz that equipping your children to protect themselves and make good decisions is probably better than any other alternative.

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