Complicated Parent-child Relationships

RIPR – In the nineteenth century, playwright Oscar Wilde once said, "Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them." That's a provocative, perhaps disturbing claim, of course. Yet the reality is that many parent-child relationships are complicated -- sometimes filled with love and nurture and sometimes surrounded by very sharp edges. For Scott Turner this intense complexity in his own life has shaped the person he is today.

In addition to his duties as the director of web communications at Brown University, Turner writes a weekly nature commentary for the Providence Journal. He is a former land manager, park ranger and science writer. Turner lives in Providence with his wife and two children.

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