Parenting 201

“You can’t expect your kids to turn out as you planned, but you can be thrilled by how they turn out.”
— John Schwartz, author of ‘Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality’ (out November 8), in a Jane Brody piece about “accepting children the way they are born — gay or straight, athletic or cerebral, gentle or tough, highly intelligent or less so, scrawny or chubby, shy or outgoing, good eaters or picky ones.”

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