OK, I know this is a risky question and most people will answer "yes." But I was watching my daughters do their homework the other night, as they've done nearly every waking hour since 6th Grade, it seems. It got me to thinking, "They sure work a lot harder at school than I at their age (and their grades show it). In fact, they're turning out a better than I was at that age." I got decent grades, but I enjoyed scooping the loop with my friends and cranking Led Zeppelin on Friday and Sat. nights. And I sure as heck was not an All-State Musician, which they both are. I'm prouder than could be of my daughters, but at the same time, I keep thinking, "maybe I could have done better when I was younger. " Like they say, "If I would have known then what I know now, I would have paid attention in college."
So what do you think? Are your kids turning out better than you? And if the answer is "not sure," that's fine. Give me your honest take.