"I will not allow my daughter to date. Absolutely not. Now, if she wants to go to the school dance, I'd let her go. There's a thin line between letting her date and letting her go to the school dance. So, I decided that I'd buy me a suit and a tie and I danced with her all night. I made both things possible.
My proudest moment of being a parent is when I see the result. There's no certain moment, but there's a lot of those moments. When I see the result of the attention that I give to my children and see them trying everyday, that's a proud moment. When I see what they can achieve and what they can do, that's a moment. The next day I see another moment and the next day I see another moment. All those moments are so precious and you cannot explain it, you have to feel it. With my kids, it's always easy. A kid is a kid. They're pure. It doesn't take much. Just give them attention and there's no struggle. Do not let things add up. Take of care of every issue when it arises, not when it has past.
I do exist in my kids' lives and they talk to me, so openly. They can call me, now. They're in Ohio, not here. If my daughter calls and tells me that she doesn't like the school lunch, today, I'll drive 3 hours to get her lunch. She knows it." - Joe, California