- Jan 12, 2008
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This Christmas, as always, I was forced into close proximity with the demonic children of my relatives. I observed a lot of bad behavior and a lot of what I considered to be bad parenting in response to this behavior. I repeatedly found myself thinking, when I am a parent, I will do this or that thing differently. But as I thought this, I also realized that it was founded upon a lack of knowledge and experience: I'm in my mid-twenties and unmarried with no child of my own. So I was wondering: you who have children, did you do like me when you had no children? Did you see certain things that parents were doing and aim to do these things differently with your own children? And if so, how did these aims hold up once you actually had children? Did you realize they were naive and discard them? Or did they have some value after all?