All of us have references, things we can look back to that influenced our outlook, our take on life. Some times we question how our upbringing influenced us, how our parents were as parents. Our parents tried to do the best they could. A clique for the moment is all. More importantly, our future depended on how engaged, how in tuned, how aware our parents were. Or sometimes if they we there at all. After all they provide for us, put food on the table. The most important thing, right?
But somehow in the order of things we look for just a little more than that. The trouble is we become parents ourselves with short comings that hinder us in our attempt to parent. The base was empty, the glass half full, and guess who suffers………….Our Kids!