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John – What’s important for parents to understand?

John – What’s important for parents to understand?

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I don’t know, my wife seems like she’s braver than me, I don’t know, tougher.  She’s soft, but she’s tougher than me.  I don’t know, I guess we’re protective, and I guess you feel that you didn&rsqu... Show More

I don’t know, my wife seems like she’s braver than me, I don’t know, tougher.  She’s soft, but she’s tougher than me.  I don’t know, I guess we’re protective, and I guess you feel that you didn’t protect them at that time.  You know, you let them down.  It’s not true, but I guess you have that feeling, you know, that, “I should have been there to protect him, that it didn’t happen,” but it happened.  I think that’s probably why fathers are the hardest.  When the kids are hurt, they always came to dad.  If they were hurt, physically hurt—if there’s something bothering them, then they went to mom—but physically hurt, they came to dad.  I would put the bandages on, clean the blood off.  So, I think that’s what it is, you just feel you haven’t done a protecting job, which isn’t true, but that’s what you feel I think.

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John – What’s important for parents to understand?

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Son injured in 1985 at age 22, quadriplegic
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I don’t know, my wife seems like she’s braver than me, I don’t know, tougher.  She’s soft, but she’s tougher than me.  I don’t know, I guess we’re protective, and I guess you feel that you didn’t protect them at that time.  You know, you let them down.  It’s not true, but I guess you have that feeling, you know, that, “I should have been there to protect him, that it didn’t happen,” but it happened.  I think that’s probably why fathers are the hardest.  When the kids are hurt, they always came to dad.  If they were hurt, physically hurt—if there’s something bothering them, then they went to mom—but physically hurt, they came to dad.  I would put the bandages on, clean the blood off.  So, I think that’s what it is, you just feel you haven’t done a protecting job, which isn’t true, but that’s what you feel I think.

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