Speaking from experience, there’s strength in weakness

The greatest resource we have to help guide our young people is our own experience

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I recently read a post from a Facebook pal asking for parenting advice. His toddler is going through the “sleep is for losers” phase that so many of our tiny tyrants impose upon us.

Predictably, a comment popped up from a well-meaning buffoon, suggesting that instead of complaining, the moment should be cherished and that these sleep-deprived parents hanging onto their last whisp of sanity will look back on those toddler days with nostalgic regret.

How those parents didn’t tell that profferer of ill-timed advice to shove his shoulds up his clearly well-rested arse, I don’t know. I’m grateful ...

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