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Old 06-01-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Loudoun County, VA
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A happy, healthy, productive citizen.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Considering the entire PSS-NOS (kinda like Aspergers), I'd love to see them happy, mentally content, good social network, happy at a job they love surrounded by people that understand and care for them, and able to successfully communicate with others and control their frustrations in a positive way.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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When you read this question, did you think I meant career, or family, or character, or health, or what? What is the ONE thing most important to you, as a parent, for your children's future?

In "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", a wonderful book that everyone should read, the author, Robert Persig, described an event in which his son asked him "Dad, what do you want me to be when I grow up?" He answered "Honest." (I won't tell you the spoiler.)
I want my children to be well adjusted, happy, and independent. Whatever else they do will be fine with me.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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Happy able to accomplish all of their dreams and goals...
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Happy and healthy
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Happy...If they are happy than the rest will fall into place.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Happy and healthy!
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I am going to go with happy too. I do not want them to ever suffer from depression.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Well adjusted, productive members of society. I hope they are confident, strong and able to handle life's challenges with an open mind and heart and are able to move forward through the inevitable disappointments. I hope that they see the value in their being and pass those values along to others. I think if those things are true, then the happiness follows naturally. I think of happiness as a byproduct of a well-lived life rather than a goal unto itself.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Well adjusted, productive members of society. I hope they are confident, strong and able to handle life's challenges with an open mind and heart and are able to move forward through the inevitable disappointments. I hope that they see the value in their being and pass those values along to others. I think if those things are true, then the happiness follows naturally. I think of happiness as a byproduct of a well-lived life rather than a goal unto itself.
What You Said.

I'd like my kids to grow up to be the same way. The only other thing would be I'd like them all to be Saved and believe in Christ and have a great relationship with Him. I know not everyone believes in God or Christ, but it's something that my family and my husband's family has believed in for many generations. There have been times when knowing God is on our side we got through some pretty tough times.
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