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Handing my teenager over to the world by investing in childhood

Handing my teenager over to the world by investing in childhood

When my wife and I first became parents and decided we would be investing in childhood above all else by pouring disposable income into experiences instead of accumulating more and more stuff and, controversial in some circles, in place of saving for college.

When we become parents, we dreamed of this day.

Whereas some parents might choose to see a young person who is no longer wide-eyed upon reaching a foreign destination as being a spoiled kid or an ungrateful brat who is taking something special for granted, I see a young adult who simply belongs here — wherever here happens to be.

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