Birthday ponderings

Today is my birthday, so I’m going to dedicate today’s ‘Parenting Perk’ to the memory of my parents, and in their honor.   

If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have a birthday; I wouldn’t be here and you wouldn’t be reading this ‘Parenting Perk’.   

In short, if not for our parents, our very existence would be compromised. 

As a child, I wasn’t really aware of the super-human efforts that it took to build a stable home, especially in the aftermath of indescribable destruction and suffering of the Holocaust.  

They had all the reasons to give up, yet they chose life.  That’s huge. 

They chose to continue the Jewish nation by rebuilding their lives, and I will be forever indebted to them for that.     

I’m grateful to them, and to my in-laws as well, who raised the man that I built my family with, a debt of gratitude that can probably never be repaid in full. 

But I can try.  

I try by guiding parents towards a solid relationship with their children.  One that is based on trust, belief, and most importantly confidence in their role as parents.   

Because when parents are constant in their role, the children follow suit. 

That’s what will make the world a better place. 

The most significant ‘perk’ that you can have as a parent begins with how you relate to your own parents.

That’s where it all begins. 

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