One key to parenting is trying to steer your kids away from your own mistakes. This year I’ve got my oldest avoiding one of mine.
I learned an important lesson for both entrepreneurship, and fatherhood, from a total screwup with my oldest child.
I had an early childhood that jaded me, and poisoned me against the idea of being a father. Fortunately fate intervened.
A couple of years ago my father paid me the highest compliment I’ve ever received, especially considering the source.