As a dad, I’ve spent a lot of time and energy over the years getting my kids to recognize when they needed to go to the bathroom, then to learn how to do so on their own and ultimately to do so without announcing it to the household… or congregation, or the folks in a crowded restaurant, or… well, you know the drill.
It looks as though we have succeeded in getting all of ours to the place where they will not starve just because someone doesn’t come and make them sit down to eat.
That’s what parents do, isn’t it? We try to get our kids to learn how to do things so that we don’t have to hold their hand every minute or whatever extreme we might come up with that is an example of kids not really growing up. Continue reading Yo, Grow Up