Six timeless truths for parents

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Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond

Sept. 16, 2019

Lessons for our Grandkids’ Parents

Being a parent has become more complex, stressful and competitive. Young parents seem to feel it’s their responsibility to make a child’s life one long string of successes. They seem to think they’re in control of these small lives, and that they’re failures as parents if everything doesn’t go as planned.

These impulses are not all wrong. Good parents have always wanted to protect their children from harm – and themselves from the pain of seeing their children cry or fail. But we’re here to remind everyone that, quite possibly, they aren’t in control at all, which is one aspect of parenting that has never changed.

Here are six timeless truths parents need to know – things you might pass along at the right moment.

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