One of the hardest things to do in this life is to take the wisdom of experience and honor who we have become as the result of life lessons learned. It's also one of the most important things we can do. And when we have children, whom we love with all of our heart and wish only for the best and most rewarding experience, with the benefit of loving guidance based on having been through our own version of this passage, we owe it to them to be honest...with them...with ourselves.
History repeats itself. We shouldn't force our shortfalls on those we wish to guide.
And we need to count on those who we cherish to be worthy of our trust.