I Don’t Want My Children to Just Be Happy

I Don’t Want My Children to Just Be Happy“I just want my children to be happy.”  How many times have I heard parents say this? The proclamation comes off as if it is wise and understanding.

But it gets worse!

There’s the addition, “Know what I mean?”

Look if you are saying you don’t want your children to grow up and be miserable… well, then, of course I know what you mean. What parent does?

But if you mean something like my only wish for my children is for them to be happy –  then, no I don’t know what you mean. In fact, I don’t even believe you. I’m sure you want more than mere happiness for your child.

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8 thoughts on “I Don’t Want My Children to Just Be Happy

  1. Of course I want my stepkids to be happy, but one of the most important things I want is for them to think for themselves. Sometimes that will not make other people happy, and I want them to be okay with that if they are doing the right thing.

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