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Having all the answers



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September 24, 2008
"By the time you're good at being a parent, you're out of a job.''

Those are the words of Dr. Frank George as I heard them quoted by Devin Scillian. I don't even know for sure how Mr. Scillian spells his name—first or last—much less how he parents. But I do think I remember that he and his wife had twins just a few years back, and he looks to be about the age of some of my kids; which means, to my way of thinking, that he doesn't know the half of it yet!

First of all, I'm 65, and every time I think I've arrived, I seem to be just discovering more about the adage: "The older I get, the more I realize how little I know.''

And, secondly, I've come to realize we parents don't really work ourselves out of jobs. By the time we think we have, our children begin to realize that maybe we know something after all.

That's the way it works, and by that time we're ready to admit that we were flying blind too way back then when they thought we thought we had all the answers.

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