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Five child rearing tips I learned from the Sopranos finale

by Paul Goebel, posted Jun 26th 2007 10:00AM

The Soprano familyAfter all the discussion there's been over the finale of The Sopranos, it surprises me that nobody has commented on the superb parenting skills shown by Tony and Carmella over the past seven years. Why, in just the finale alone, there were a number of parenting tips that I was able to take to heart. If you're a parent, I think you might find them useful as well.

Don't let your children park their SUV in the forest.
When I was a kid, nobody had SUV's. Also I grew up in the desert of Arizona, so piles of leaves were hard to find. I don't know if the dealer warns you about the fire-causing catalytic converter when you buy the car, but I'm glad I found this out before my kids started driving.

Let your kids make their own choices.
As long as they choose to be a doctor or a lawyer.

Nothing gets a boy out of his depression like a girl in high school and a job in the porno industry.
This really is more of a tip for mothers since most Dads are well aware of these sure-fire cures for twentysomething angst.

When teaching your kids to drive, spend extra time on parallel parking.
I never want to be stuck in a diner waiting to eat my onion rings just because my daughter couldn't park her car.

If you absolutely must leave your children in the car while it's still running, at least make sure their grandfather's head is not under the wheel.
This tip doesn't come from the Tony & Carm but I think it's good to remember, nevertheless.

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sigh... why can't people read and comprehend before they comment?

AJ is on the right track though. I mean, that's the great thing about high school girls... he gets older, they stay the same age.

June 26 2007 at 1:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Nothing about not whacking people when taking your children to visit colleges?

June 26 2007 at 1:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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