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In season of resolutions, parents line up to fess up

I don’t like to think of myself as one of those parents. But when your seventh-grader looks at you with his big eyes and says, “Mom, I think you care more than I do if I make the basketball team,” it’s time for self-examination.

“I know it might seem that way,” I said. “But I just want you to be happy.”

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