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  •  she's an old soul (6+ / 0-)

    with a good deal of innate perspective, very good at putting pieces together

    it didn't take too many instances of comparing the parenting she was getting at home to the things she was hearing from her friends about their parents' logic before she realized she could have it much worse.

    then she put the pieces together and realized that she probably shouldn't put too much faith in the judgement of the kids who were raised around the aforementioned illogic...and that's where i really admire her.  not because she chose to listen to me, but because she considers the source of the information she's getting....even when it IS me...and draws her own conclusions.  makes it really easy to always have her back :)

    and did i mention that she's already 1/3 of the way finished her summer reading?  ;)

    "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say"~Ralph Waldo Emerson

    by 73rd virgin on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 10:56:39 AM PDT

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    •  That's pretty much what we do (4+ / 0-)
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      peggy, 73rd virgin, Floja Roja, coppercelt

      The kids spend quite a bit of time with their Father. He's a decent enough guy but some of his family are less so.

      Mrs Twigg worries about some of the things the kids are exposed to.

      I simply take the view that they will see how things are here, and how things are elsewhere. They will make their own comparisons and draw their own conclusions.

      We can't protect them from everything, but we can be there for them when they need us.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 11:00:23 AM PDT

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      •  that's their reality (3+ / 0-)
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        Chun Yang, twigg, coppercelt

        and it's our job to teach them how to live in it.  
        everyone thought my kids would have a hard time adjusting to their father's being gay.  psh.  kids don't have to 'adjust' to their parents...they have to adjust to the rest of the world's reaction at times though....

        "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say"~Ralph Waldo Emerson

        by 73rd virgin on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 12:35:50 PM PDT

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