It’s time for modern-day parents to understand that a little discipline doesn’t hurt.
You have to accept your sibling for who they are, not who they are compared to you.
You might imagine yourself designing you own custom work schedule, something much different than the typical 9-5, Monday to Friday.
Through all of the recitals, costumes, hairspray, injuries and friends I’ve made, my experiences on and off stage have taught me so many things about myself, and about life in general.
Through a strange accident of timing, I was mostly educated by a generation of old-guard teachers on the verge of retirement.
The only way to save a lot of money fast without going insane or giving up is to spend less and make more. It’s not glamorous, and it’s kind of hard but it gets the job done.
Today is the six-month anniversary of my patronage of a particular branch of a New York cafe. I’ve come here between 12 and 18 times a month, for four to six hours a day, for six months. I’m proud of, and embarrassed by, this. There are regulars here, but there seems to be none more regular than I am.
The point is, aside from just being unpleasant to be around, you are teaching your child that they do not have to be respectful. You are teaching them that the world is there to cater to them, that everyone else’s experience means nothing, and that whatever rules may exist do not apply to them.
Drink when ambivalence haunts you.