Someday your son or daughter will receive a big envelope in the mail and start jumping up and down: "Daddy, Daddy! I got into XYZ College/University!"
Please don't roll your eyes and say, "Whatever." And then walk away. And then two days later, wonder why your son or daughter doesn't tell you every single tidbit of his or her life.
'Cause you know, I didn't expect any hugs or kisses. But I did walk back up to my room wondering what I did wrong.
We can't all be Harvard scholars, but that doesn't mean we don't try our best. A little bit of encouragement goes a long way.