They move away. The moments that used to define them are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, that children understand; their stories and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the water of their lives. But despite everything, we didn't do too badly by one another, we did as well as most.
JoyBell C. They didn't want to shelter us from the world's treacheries. They wanted us to survive them. It's they who love us helplessly, no matter what or who we are. Thinking about you dying makes us sad, Hazel, but you are not a grenade. You are amazing. You can't know, sweetie, because you've never had a baby become a brilliant young reader with a side interest in horrible television shows, but the joy you bring us is so much greater than the sadness we feel about your illness.
If you were more trouble than you're worth, we'd just toss you out on the streets. This journey will be the making of them. Vision plants it.
Imagination nurtures growth. Opportunities create blooms. Thoughts become things!
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I hope and pray that all you parents in the sound of my voice will train up your children in the way they should go. They may not be eagles, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't soar free. Samantha Kingston? On a Friday? Did you do a lot of acid in the sixties?
Could be a flashback. I came too late for the party. I pull away out of habit. Even disobedient children never question the fact that their parents have that right. They may choose to flout the rules, but they don't question their parents' right to make those rules. But like a baby, I still have this smallness to my mind.
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The second explanation involved forgetting or obliviousness. A certain percentage of parental involvement that my wife does, I would see as valuable but unnecessary. A lot of disparity in our participation is that. A San Diego dad said his wife did more because she was so uptight.
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No matter what day of the week it is, she has a need to be engaged, to be doing something. Many mothers told me they had tried to change this and had aired their grievances with their partners, only to watch as nothing changed. A mother in Queens said she spent three years trying to get her husband to do more before coming to terms with the fact that maybe it was never going to happen. When their children are young, employed women but not men take a hit to their health as well as to their earnings — and the latter never recovers.
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Child-care imbalances also tank relationship happiness, especially in the early years of parenthood. Division of labor in the home is one of the most important gender-equity issues of our time. Yet at the current rate of change, MenCare, a group that promotes equal involvement in caregiving, estimates that it will be about 75 more years before men worldwide assume half of the unpaid work that domesticity requires.
If anything is going to change, men have to stop resisting. The Times is committed to publishing a diversity of letters to the editor. Here are some tips. Opinion Rachel L. Harris and Lisa Tarchak. How do you feel about the division of labor in your home? Readers share their views. Opinion Judith Shulevitz. The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting.
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