May 2nd, 2007

(no subject)

The older you get, the more serious the consequences of your actions tend to be. Best to learn about those consequences early, from someone who loves you and means you well, rather than later, from the cold, cruel world, which cares about you not at all.

With the caveat that I am not a parent, it strikes me that delivering those consequences is a crucial--though often difficult and sometimes heartrending--aspect of parenting.