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The Rope

Our job is to prepare our kids to live their own lives. ~ Dr. Meg Meeker My boss gave each of his daughters ropes when they left for college. Yes, actual ropes. Growing up, the analogy of the rope was explained to them this way: As your parents, we’re holding one end of the rope and you’re tied to the other end. When you prove you can make smart decisions and be trustworthy, you will be given more and more rope. If, on the other hand, you lie to us or do something stupid, we’ll pull the rope in leaving you with less slack. This is where my wife and I find ourselves today – giving our sixteen-year-old girls rope. …