Throughout history, up on the big screen, in books, on TV and all over real life, teenagers have accused their parents of “ruining everything.”
I’m the first parent to agree.
As a toddler, my boy was brave and open to all. I’ve been gradually destroying that.
“Careful,” I told him a few weeks into kindergarten. “Don’t run wearing that heavy backpack. The weight will cause you to—”
Yeah, he fell. Scratches. Crying. Blood everywhere.
From then on, my son took what I said somewhat seriously.