Every day I hear parents say...I just want my child to be happy. I would like that too. But I would also really like there to be world peace and justice for all. It's not that simple. Our children are not going to be "happy". They are going to have moments of happiness sure, but they are also going to be stressed, angry, sad, worried, embarrassed, frustrated and disappointed. Sometimes everyday. Just like us. Accepting this helps us be calmer and better parents. And ironically, makes our children happier.