Don't be affraid to scream your head off, or act entirely irrationally.
When you want Abba, no smooth-talking or calming is going to come between you and your Abba.
Candy is great, and you are happy to gorge yourself on it when you have the time, but don't even consider it when you are in the middle of a fit, demanding your father's attentions.
We think kids are here to drive us (parents) crazy, maybe sometimes they are, but really they're here to show us what it means to really want something.
Their job as children is to show us just how much you can accomplish when truly focused on your goals.
Our job as parents is to give them worthy goals to pursue.