Dear Amy: I was terribly shy and lonely as a kid. Somewhere in my teens I decided to break out of it. I became a performer, have two degrees and have taught at universities around the world. I raised three wonderful and successful children with my wife of three decades.
My oldest son's wife is a psychiatrist. They have three beautiful sons, but when she sees the same symptoms I lived through as a kid, she has fancy Latin terms for them and is determined to "treat" them instead of helping her kids to learn to master them and adapt.