"...much of what teenage boys talk about is wild-eyed or unrealistic. A father has difficulty hearing a teenager's exaggerations for what they are - an experiment in thinking or a necessary calibration of an unfolding identity. When a father hears foolishness, he sees a fool. He fears a collapse of character and intelligence, or an unacceptably cavalier attitude about the future, and he's quick to try to set his son straight."
- from Raising Cain
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