This is a response to VC 22 Drury 9 ("Those ties that bind")...
I have been thinking about the things that you have written. I realize that all that my parents have ever done for me has been done in my best interest. I have a lot of friends who are now parents or are expecting and they are all worried about how they are raising their children. It seems that my friends are worried about permanently scarring their children.
Given the circumstances, I believe that my parents did their best and they did the things that they felt were the best for me. After all I didn't come with instructions, and God knows my parents could have used them.