Please note this is from a personal perspective
It may sound like a cliche in many ways to create a blog with a title such as “Thankful for my parents” but that is how I feel I know that many people may not for many reasons feel the same as me and that is fine.
I am thankful for them because they have given me good boundaries, have treated me as a human being then growing up as an infant, teenager and now as an adult, they do not let my disability “define the whole package” (I have written many a blog about that subject), guided me to know that failure and being wrong is normal part of life, to accept and take responsibility for both positive and negative actions, to help people who need it, to always be truthful and be true to yourselves.
I value their sage wisdom as many of these “mantras” and “life skills” come from past mistakes and “failures” but as my parents have noted failures are the fruits of success and success comes in many different forms as example setters for us all.
Paul Isaacs 2016