Often, I notice
That the parents who tend to ignore, or are mean to their children, tend to produce the most beautiful and strong of people.
Of course, there's exceptions- Too much, and the kid can just be lazy, a slacker, drug user, etc. Like one of my new friends who did cocaine and heroine until this October.
There's got to be enough contact to the point where they have guidance and know consequences, but enough distance they grow up on their own, enough close-mindedness to grow and harbor secrets.
They push you down, you crawl into your room and pick yourself back up. You don't rely on them.
Anybody else agree with me?