Yes, that's part of it too. And I had at least one toxic parent. At least kids today can look things up on the internet, when they're old enough. Not that it's going to solve the problem though. People forget just how alone a kid can be.

Author of nerdy novel CARRIE PILBY (film version‘s on Netflix). Finishing up offbeat memoir. Love dogs & puns. Read more: http://carenlissner.com.

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