When I was a teenager, my father used to tell me—“I can’t wait for you to have kids! Then you will know what I am going through!” I hated when he said that. I loved to bait my father, and he would react predictably. Now, in my adult shoes, worn for many years, I feel bad about how I treated him. But of course, at the time, I was just acting like teens do–practicing my debating and negotiating skills, and flexing my intellectual muscles that I would later use in adult life.
One of the many challenges of parental life is our inability to really remember what it is like to be a kid. We... Read More