The young person (AUthor of thread) needs to be drawn into the world of adulthood
And guess whose task it is to decide what "adulthood" is? The Presbyterian preacher man, of course, who wants to also bring America's 50 million kids into this unspecified condition which one assumes he is himself the outstanding exemplar of. My arse.
I raised two really sparkling creative kids and I was always surprised at how level headed and loving they turned out .
The world is full of proud parents who trot out with delicate aplomb that sort of thing. With genetics being what it is and the offspring possessing these fine virtues it is only logical that the parents must themselves be gifted in this way and calling attention to it is using the offspring to give themselves a jolly good pat on the back. My arse.
I don't know how old our delightful MermaidVision is but if she's between 14 and 20 farmerman is in a tangle which is so complicated that I fear I could not explain it without girding my whatsits for a three hour session on one post. As a materialist, atheistic promoter of Evolution as the answer to all our prayers merchandiser.