Kids need to suck it up and deal. Their parents need to raise them to face difficulties with maturity, grace, and honor. Hey … that’s a really nice trio of virtues — gotta remember that one. Maturity, Grace, and Honor. Goes right up there with Fortitude, Wisdom, and Temperance.
A professor of counseling at San Jose State once told me I’d make the world’s least patient counselor. “You’d just tell them to cut it out, straighten up and fly right,” she said. Yep.