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Old 10-10-2012, 12:06 PM   #44
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Re: Parenting style: Raising a person

Originally Posted by mcpforever View Post
Some parents struggle with sports like this. Will the kids really grow up and say, "Thanks for making me play soccer all those years. It taught me perserverance, discipline, etc." Or will they say, "All that wasted time I spent playing a sport I hated when I could have been spending time with my family or learning about something I really love."
Exactly! It is so hard to know sometimes.

With DS, I think he's someone who will grow up to say "I'm glad the old man was tough on me." Hopefully. I have the fear that if we get it wrong with him, it will be a disaster. (He's 7 and he already writes moody lyrics...)

With DD, I think we have more room for error.
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