Marcadav, thanks for your input - it's great to get a parent's perspective.
Originally Posted by marcadav
I think the key with successful upbringing is fair, reasonable boundaries. Kids should know there's a line that can't be crossed, and parents should allow their kids a certain amount of autonomy. I think even household chores can be taken in their stride if the kids have a delegated time to do them: the annoying part is just being expected to do things at the whim of the parents.
I totally agree that, once you get to a certain age, the relationship is two way. Initially kids are parasites on the parents, but hopefully by adulthood that evolves into symbiosis. Unfortunately it often doesn't, and parents then use what they've given the kids in the past as an excuse to be parasites back on them.
Personal maturity is essential for any healthy relationship though, and it sounds like you have this. I've tried to talk to my mum countless times through the years, and its never worked. But then again, successful communication is often about timing. I could try talking to her when she's in a good mood...
Well, thank you We'll see what happens though... at this rate haven't kids doesn't appear to be an option anyway.
Originally Posted by ombat
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat