All of us are familiar with the saying, “When they are small, there are small problems, and as they get older, the problems get bigger.”

That’s what we mothers see as reality. You never stop worrying about your children — ever. As little ones, it’s a walk in the park to help your child when he is ill, needs assistance in school, has friends who are a bad influence, is exposed to a toxic environment and must remove himself from it, makes the wrong choice concerning his future and the list goes on.

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Based on the tenor and tone of most of her LTEs, my guess is Ms. Haber quicker than most parents at dispensing her advise and counsel -- even when they're not sought.


Man, you are bent to offer that to this. It's kind and thoughtful LTE of where our boundaries as parents are, instead, it's something to denigrate. You are off your rocker to post this to this letter.


It's still kinda funny though!!


Oh geez. Why does Hunter Biden come to mind


A long time ago my father was giving me advice about getting a job. I didn't think his advice was relevant (it wasn't) because his experience in getting a job was in the early 1930s. So I explained to him that his advice to me was similar to someone giving him advice based on their experience soon after the Civil War. That shut him up!


My uncle John urgently pulled me aside after my wedding at 19 to say, “ not.a bowl.of cherries.” It really had not been, up to then, but I guess I was pulling off a very different sort of demeanor. Perhaps youthful. Perhaps even a bit joyful. Sometimes older folks can’t discern between sweet and sour.






Ms. Haber,

A lot of truth in what you say. It could also be extended to include father's ,grandfather's and grandmothers.



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