As we contemplate Obama’s win, letâ€™s think about his childhood for a sec. Far from being watched over every second by hovering parents, his dad splitÂ when he was still toddling and, for a while, his mom was absent, too. Thatâ€™s when he was 10 and she sent him to live with his grandparents in Hawaii.
Quickie Moral? Thereâ€™s no one right way to raise a child and even patchwork childhoods can launch a confident kid, an amazingÂ adult. When you find yourself worrying â€“ as I am doing right now â€“ â€œWhat if my son has to miss football today because I totally forgot about it and made another appointment?â€ — remember: It probably doesnâ€™t matter that much.
And in any event, itâ€™ll all be forgotten by Inaugeration Day.Â Â Â — Lenore