Everyone needs a code that they can live by. It falls to the parents to teach their children
Teach but let them develop their own selves at the same time. And remember - they are sponges and will soak up EVERYTHING you say and do.
When you look back on your life chances are your emotional peaks and valleys more often then not revolved around your kids.
It all seems so simple. In theory anyway. The results are out there for all to see. Watch the news. Listen to the music. Read what they write. Look at the world around you and decide for yourself if we've done a good job.
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