Parenting is most fun when you get to teach a life lesson with something that you are already doing yourself. It’s kind of like the first rule in writing: don’t tell, show. Last week one of my kids had a disagreement with a playmate at school. Now that playmate is causing my kid a little grief. It’s elementary school stuff, so as an adult my first thought was to take it with a grain of salt. On the other hand, kids feel the same pain as adults, even if the crime is that so-and-so broke the orange crayon. And at this age, kids will do dumb, sometimes mean things, but it doesn’t mean they are mean. They are just kids.