My responsibility to my children, as I see it, isn't to push them along the path that we've been told is the only path available but to equip them with the tools that will make for fulfilling lives.
I don't want my kids to have a high school diploma, a university degree or a big house in a good neighbourhood unless they want those things for themselves.
If you've been thinking about around the world or long term travel with your kids, you've likely considered whether your kids are the right age or if it will be too difficult to re-integrate them when they're home. We've been there and back. Here's what we did and what worked well.
From the moment I first read the opening pages of "What to Expect when You're Expecting" and ditched it for the "Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy" I knew I wasn't going to be able to live up to the stereotypical model. I don't even try.
We talked about pacifists and living with passion and standing up for what you believe in. And I told them that we’d learn even more about him because we were to visit India where he lived and worked.
But I’m not sure I ever told them he was dead.