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 parenthood.

Father and Son

"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

Dealing With the Parents

"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."