Happy, Successful, and Good Kids
The author of this article suggested that parents primarily want 3 things... that their kids are happy, successful and good people. Funny enough he said that the only thing parents can control is if they are good or not--I'd disagree considering that we can force them into complying and we see that as a "good girl" or "good boy"... no, I do not think that we can control their happiness, success or whether or not they are good... we have influence sure.
He brought up a good point about happiness... that the more we try to make others happy, the more miserable we make ourselves. We can't control others' happiness... only our own. Check it out at: