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9 Legitimate Parenting Lessons From Succession

Every family has its traditions...

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#1. Family vacay is awkward

But don't kick your son's girlfriend off of the family yacht the night before asking him to take the fall for you.

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#2. Teaching your kid the price of milk is overrated

"You know who drinks milk? Kittens and perverts."

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#3. Never make empty threats

For example, don't tell your son, "I will grind your bones to make my bread," unless you are going to follow through.

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#4. Be careful who you trust

Can't have weevils in the flour sack.

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#5. Transitions are hard

Don't let Grandpa smack your kid for playing Legos in the foyer.

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#6. Play games with them

Who's in for a quick round of Boar on the Floor?

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#7. Don't do drugs around your children

Certainly not on the kids' iPad...

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#8. Family therapy works

But be sure to warn the therapist not to dive head first into the shallow end of the pool.

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#9. Never mix business and family

But if you do, take notes.

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