Saturday, July 13, 2013

Good Advice from Anna


There comes that moment when we give our children custody of their own selves or blight their lives forever, when we understand that being a parent is not transactional, that we do not get what we give.  It is the ultimate pay-it-forward endeavor: we are good parents not so they will be loving enough to stay with us but so they will be strong enough to leave us.  

Anna Quindlen in Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.

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