“Your parents were so ahead of the times,” my boss gushed. I just looked at her, blankly, puzzled. Ten years later, I finally “git it” because so many parents nowadays are using the same parenting techniques. But she was wrong. My parents weren’t “so advanced” and neither are today’s parents. It’s all been done before, long before, by someone to whom we all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude for hours of high-class entertainment: Louis B. Mayer, motion picture pioneer, co-founder and VP (1924-1951) of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the studio that gave us such masterpieces as The Wizard of Oz, Lassie Come Home and The Philadelphia story. (L. B. Mayer is pictured sitting between Katherine Hepburn and Greer Garson front-and-center in the photograph above.)
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“The Clueless But Well Intentioned Narcissistic Parent”
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