Life really does come full circle. As babies, we are totally dependent on our parents. Before long, we pull away and seek our own independence. For whatever reason, between ages 13 and 20, our parents seem to go through a significant decline in knowledge about life (or so we think). As some attribute to Mark Twain musing about his dad, “But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” Then, we often get closer to our parents as we start our families.