...and because when someone gets up on my soapbox and says it way better than me, it's easier just to link to it than restate what they already said more exceptionally than I ever would have:

The Right Way

I've been getting a lot of emails lately in which the writer says some version of "I just want to do this the right way" (meaning parenting).

The right way.

Seriously, if you are or ever plan to become a parent, you should read the rest of that post.