THINGS I WANT MY KIDS TO KNOW

  1. There's a difference between "it's not my fault" and "I can't help it."
    The former is common. The latter is rare.
  2. Postel's Law is just as relevant to human interaction as it is to computer communications.
    "Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others." http://bit.ly/1QDQXfI
  3. "It made me mad" is never true and sometimes blame-shifting.
    You cannot control what happens but you determine how you respond.
  4. Loving is more about understanding than attraction
    What is love, really, but two people who understand one another.
  5. Sympathy is a judgmental state of mind, empathy is not.
    Don't confuse them.