GARY SMITH: Then and now

Cultural changes shift the parent-child conversations

Posted: February 9, 2018 at 1 a.m.

So, the children and I have discussed it, and if they ever decide to write a book about the sorts of advice the Lovely Mrs. Smith gives them, it won't be at all "Mommy Dearest." It will, in fact, be titled "Worst-Case Scenario: Words of Pending Doom from My Mother."

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