Re: Parenting skills vs teenage behavior
I think the difficult trick to raising a kid would be how to encourage proper behavior and discourage bad behavior. I don't have any kids yet but the life of my childhood best friend kind of scares me. His parents did things by the book, they kept tabs on him, didn't let him run wild had high morals in their house. They had dinner together every night. It was like a 1950s sitcom. When he went to college he went buck wild and got deep into drugs got arrested several times and flunked out. So I figure in the midst of all the craziness, my parents must have instilled in me an innate fear of failure that kept me from screwing up too bad.
Some people go bananas, I went plantains.