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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Remnant from Susan’s retirement party two days ago at Disney University

Spring Grove Middle School

 

(photo: Spring Grove Middle School – converted from a High School… the creative solution to explosive growth)

He related his story saying he told his son, “We can be friends when you’re 30. For now I’m your dad and will need to make some tough calls to steer you in the right direction.”

Couldn’t help but think of the traditional definition of ‘friend’.

Doesn’t a true friend make tough calls?

Isn’t a true friend’s privilege to be there for someone no matter what?

Can a parent be both?

Most will say absolutely not.

For this reason alone it is intriguing to wonder why is it impossible.

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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.