Ben Franklin once wrote: "...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." I'm not so sure I agree. As a Christian, the death thing is fairly uncertain depending on how one sees "death," and taxes depends quite a bit on income and allowances and whatnot.
There is only one thing regarding parenting I feel absolutely certain of, and it is this:
The things I was pretty sure were true yesterday are naive and/or idiotic today, and the things that I'm pretty sure are true today will seem naive and/or idiotic tomorrow.
In other words, if I ever say anything that sounds like parenting advice, ignore it. I pretty much ignore all advice by anyone who has less than 3 kids or whose kids are younger than 5. I mean, how much can we possibly know, right?
This post is starting to sound a lot like parenting advice. Ignore it.