The Long Way Is The Short Cut, Even When It Comes To Parenting If it sounds too good to be true… In the absence of a “How To Be A Great Parent” manual, we fall back on our intuition, which isn’t, unfortunately, 100% accurate. Press on. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.