How to avoid being the next toxic parent: Dad, daughter, son and grandson share advice
DAD: It was a great trip.
I’ve been having fun.
MADE: Yeah, it was.
Did you want to come back and see your family?
DAD and MADE are expecting their second child.
They have no regrets.
They don’t think they were a bad decision.
They’re excited about it.
MICHELLE: It’s great.
MICK: I love you.
MADDIE: I wish we could be parents, too.
MACKENZIE: It makes us happy to have our family together.
MALLOY: I’m not a toxic parent.
MILLER: I have a lot of fun.
It is not a problem.
MELANIE: There is something about us that’s great and good, like we get along.
I think we’ll have a wonderful time.
And there is a lot to be excited about.
MOM: It just makes us smile.
MATT: We’ve got some great friends.
I love my kids, I’m proud of them.
And I think it’s really important that they know that they are valued.
MARY: It is wonderful.
I can’t wait to have the kids.
MAY: It really is a great time.
I really love our family.
MARTIN: I think that is a really good question, because we haven’t had kids.
And that is kind of the hardest part, being in the middle of a family.
I just really like the idea of our kids together.
So, what can we do to be more family-friendly?
The answer is not much.
There is a whole bunch of stuff that is going to have to change.
And this is not the end of it.
I mean, we’re all so much better than we were a couple of years ago.
We can work on being more family friendly.
We have to be a little more flexible about what we think is appropriate and what we don’t.
We just have to do better.