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Find out why the 2016 Jeep Wran­gler Level Red is the undis­puted king of all- ter­rain travel

is in know­ing when to let our chil­dren sur­mount their prob­lems on their own. Ex­pe­ri­ence is the best teacher... and the journey is the re­ward.

Ti­jen­der Ku­mar Gupta, Abu Dhabi

The last cou­ple of lines in Can You Ever Be A Per­fect Par­ent? ( Jun 10) re­ally got me think­ing. Is it true that we have ro­man­ti­cised the idea of be­ing a par­ent when we do not share our chal­lenges an­donly talk of the ‘ won­der­ful mo­ments’? Noth­ing pre­pares us for re­spon­si­bil­ity like be­ing a par­ent does. You recog­nise a new vul­ner­a­bil­ity in you soon af­ter that warm, liv­ing bun­dle is placed into your hands. What you’re un­pre­pared for and rarely talk about is the darker side of your per­son­al­ity that emerges even as you com­bat your fears, ex­pec­ta­tions, and dis­ap­point­ments — all while be­ing so in love with them. To an­swer the ques­tion the title asks is easy — it’s ‘ no’. What hap­pened to Harambe is re­ally sad. But be­ing an arm­chair critic is easy. There will be days when we all make mis­takes. What’s im­por­tant is to learn from them and bet­ter our to­mor­rows.

Aswati Abraham, by e- mail

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