Can midlife parenting become an art form?

Steve jobs quote from random office cubicle
Yep, we only get to do so many things (a mammoth one is being a parent) (photo from random office cubicle)


quote on office cubicle wall
The job of a parent, no? (from an office cubicle)


Can midlife parenting become an art form? Driving our son (13) to school yesterday, I told him the big picture is for him to look back and say:

Growing up, I was the luckiest kid on the planet.

The night before we talked about me no longer managing the how to do things, but to now facilitate his judgement and decision making skills.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.