Raising children is a challenge of balance. Get them ready for the challenges that may come while showing them what life has to offer. There is no guarantee that life will always be easy and it is a parent’s responsibility to raise children ready for the challenges.
Three years ago I had been working at a kid’s summer camp as a camp counselor in Parsippany, New Jersey. I was having a bad day.
My boss called me over to his “bench” and asked me what was wrong.
I answered I was sorry for crying but I was having a bad day.
He insisted for me to tell him what was bothering me, in sort of an annoyed tone that indicated he probably didn’t take me seriously.
I didn’t want to tell him for any particular reason except I didn’t like him, and didn’t trust him with my personal problems.
That was confirmed when he said what could possibly be bothering a teenager. He added that I wasn’t a married man with two children and two jobs.
So I told him. My house had gone into foreclosure because my parents were struggling with the mortgage payments. I had…
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