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|Postscript: The children of General Tilney
Written by Linda Fern
(4/23/2003 8:58 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Understanding General Tilney, penned by Linda Fern
Since Henry and Eleanor turned out so well, you might think it to be out of character - let's leave Frederick out for the moment. From my own experience, I surmise that the children have enough of their Mother's genes to balance those of their Father's. They have the advantage of seeing first hand "what not to do" and how to handle such behavior. I base this on how well my own children turned out. They recognize the symptoms and have learned to not let it control themselves. They are also not in "denial". They have some battle scars, but have turned into useful citizens. I would have wished better for them, but they learned something they otherwise would not have learned. As for Frederick, he may have inherited more of his father's genes and that would explain somewhat his difference of behavior.
Shir, I am happy to be of service and that you found something useful in my ramblings. Again, thanks to all you Ladies and Gentlemen for sharing your thoughts. And to Cheryl, a bouquet of roses for all your efforts. You are appreciated!
Love from Linda
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