"Training is everything," wrote Mark Twain.
"The peach was once a bitter almond. Cauliflower
is nothing but cabbage with a college education."
Parenthetically, we might also include: "A prune
is a plum with great potential pathetically gone dry."
Our children are trained by everything we do or
don't. By our every word or silence. By our every
action or reaction. By our absence or attendance to
the duties of child-rearing, our children will be trained.
Plan now for "great" grandchildren. Train up your
children in the way they should go.
(First published on May 24, 1979)