Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them?
I felt isolated a lot as a child. First, I was mostly an only child – I have a half-sister, but she’s 19 years older than me, so we didn’t really grow up together.
Second, my mom was pretty protective, so I didn’t have the free-range childhood a lot of people had, and for that reason and a couple others, I had to learn how to quietly amuse myself at home alone.
My parents really did try with me, despite their own problems, and I’m grateful for that.
If I have children, I want them to know that they are loved & I want to provide a stable, loving environment for them, and allow them to be children.