The Good Parent


Last updated 8/1/2023 at 8:49am

There is a line in the song ‘Cats in the Cradle’, a Harry Chapin song from 1974, that said, “My son turned ten just the other day, he said thanks for the ball dad come on let’s play. Can you teach me to throw, I said not today I’ve got a lot to do, he said that’s okay…” It was certainly a sad statement but like most all of Chapin’s songs a real story being told.

I’ve often thought about the words turned ten… and can you teach me to throw… and my first thoughts were, ‘You haven’t taught your kid how to throw and he’s 10 years old?’ I didn’t think that was po...

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