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“The best music is essentially something to provide you to face the world with.
My first big concert was Foreigner. I can’t recall who opened for them, but I remember that it was loud.
My feet stuck to the half-dried beer that was splashed across the concrete floor of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri.
Anger is an emotion hard-wired into the brain. We all get angry. Sometimes it seems as if our brains don’t have a choice; certain things just simply tick us off. But, anger as an emotion has never hurt anyone—it’s what we do with our anger that can be destructive.
In 21st-century America, where we no longer quilt on the front porch, play musical instruments together, or plant beans side-by-side in the field, dinner is the primary occasion we use to connect with one another. It’s also an important time to tell family stories, teach social skills and model good manners.
College is quite a milestone in family life. For parents and college-bound youth, it represents the real beginning of adulthood. Prospects of autonomy, independence and REALLY leaving home come to mind. It’s an incredibly exciting and long-awaited achievement.
Chloe just got her driver’s license. With this, her father tells her, comes great responsibility. She will be expected to run errands. She will be expected to take her little brother to karate class.
It’s awfully hard to figure out if your teenager is grown up. That’s largely because it’s awfully hard for your teen to decide.
My parents argued with each other.
Most parents do.
In fact, we worry more about the parents who never argue. If parents don’t argue, we worry that they’ve lost some of the passion to discuss (albeit vociferously!) the difficulties in raising a family.