Keep writing about this, Rod. Sometimes I have no idea what is going through parents’ heads. I was recently visiting friends in the next town over (the richest town in the area full of doctors and professionals) and the parents had built their for their 15-year-old son a outdoor “man-cave” shed complete with bunk-beds, big TV, and video game console(s?). This is the same town that has had middle-school-age girls texting topless photos of themselves to other kids (including said son with the man-cave) bringing up child porn concerns among the parents who were lawyers.
How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent
Child (I have read this one
and recommend it. My notes are elsewhere on this page)
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
The Marriage Clinic:
A Scientifically-Based Marital Therapy
When Men Batter Women:
New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships
How Families Communicate Emotionally
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail:
And How You Can Make Yours Last (1994)
What Predicts Divorce:
The Measures (1994)
For non-conformity the world whips you with its displeasure. And therefore a man must know how to estimate a sour face. The bystanders look askance on him in the public street or in the friend's parlor. If this aversion had its origin in the contempt and resistance like his own he might well go home with a sad countenance; but the sour face of the multitude, like their sweet faces, have no deep cause disguise no god, but are put on and off as the wind blows and a newspaper directs. Yet is the discontent of the multitude more formidable than that of the senate and the college. It is easy enough for a firm man who knows the world to brook the rage of the cultivated classes. Their rage is decorous and prudent, for they are timid, as being very vulnerable themselves. But when to their feminine rage the indignation of the people is added, when the ignorant and the poor are aroused, when the unintelligent brute force that lies at the bottom of society is made to growl and mow, it needs the habit of magnanimity and religion to treat it godlike as a trifle of no concernment.