Although I have no children, I have worked as a teacher long enough
to have a healthy respect for the challenges, trauma, and joys of
"Your son at five is your master, at ten your slave,
at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or foe, depending
on his bringing up."
Hasdai Ibn Shaprut
Jewish scholar, physician to Abd-ar-Rahman
Ban HaMelek VeHaNazir, ch. 7
"I don't doubt your parents love you and would
get along better with you, if they knew how or could find the
means to do so; but the reality might be that the situation will
not change, as you suspect."