We had some friends who custom built a new home and added in a music room for their two year old son so when he was older he could practice violin there. I told James that they’d be better off saving for his years of psychotherapy that would undoubtedly be needed to help him recover his identity and self-esteem.

Parenting is hard; it’s tough to find the right balance between support and independence, but deciding who they are supposed to be for them is a sure path to heartache for all concerned.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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