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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.

It’s awesome.

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’m excited.

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’ve improved.

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.