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John Flanagan: I think there are many ways to look at this. Growing up, I often felt that my parents and older people generally had more wisdom, and as such, gave good advice. I especially saw in my New York City born and raised parents certain practical advice based on their own rough lives. Both were honest and direct, a quality I value, and even when I didn't especially agree with them, I always knew they had my best interests in mind. Both were street wise. Yet, both held to strong Christian convictions, kept us in parochial school, insisting we respect our teachers and do our homework. I was blessed in so many ways. I think it is important for parents to never spoil their children, be honest and communicative, and, most importantly, to pray for them regularly.
Friday, April 26, 2013, 2:54 pm
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