“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Frederick Douglass-
It’s a wonder humanity ever became the dominant species on planet Earth when you think about how fragile we really are. Quite apart from the physical fragility we display in comparison to other creatures, the effect mental damage can have on us should really make us much less capable of rising to the top of the food chain. A throw-away remark or the stigma of an exposed weakness can be devastating. One of the things I admire most about the current generation of parents is their ability to instil in today’s children a healthy level of self-worth. Douglass was right of course and building strong children should be the purpose of parenthood, a point sadly missed by previous generations I think.