Excellent parenting advice

We need to beware of pat answers and over generalizations that do more harm than good.
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This story by Tina Plantamura first appeared at ravishly.com, an alternative news+culture women’s website

My oldest son just graduated high school and is now embarking on the next leg of his journey that will bring him closer to real life. I have come to realize that there are so many things that I wish I could un-tell him.

I hope he knows that all of these empowering, yet misleading little statements that I (or others with the best intentions in mind) might have spoken into his nearly grown-up ears are not exactly true…

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