Had the awesome opportunity to baptize my oldest daughter, Mia. Of course, I barely made it through it. Love this girl.
If you haven’t seen it yet, go read through the
#YesAllWomen hashtag on Twitter. It’s so sobering and a sad reality that we need to stop being naïve to. As a father of 2 girls, I want all of you to raise your sons to respect and honor women. As a father of a son, I am 100% committed to do the same. My son WILL honor your daughters.
My oldest daughter, Mia, is starting her first day of kindergarten today. I suspect this fact coupled with Miley Cyrus’s, ummm, performance at the VMAs last night, has made me especially contemplative over the current state of Cyrus’s life (as well as a bit emotional). This article by her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, from 2011, is especially sobering.
I probably don’t need to worry about astronomical fame or anything like that, but there are definitely some parenting principles to be gleaned from their story.
“Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.”
― Otto von Bismarck