I just returned from parent/ teacher conferences for my fourteen year old daughter. Her teachers were full of praise for her academic achievements, her inquisitiveness and her kindness. Last week I had a quarterly meeting for my 17 year old son with prader-willi syndrome. There his teachers shared with me the progress he had made, what was challenging for him and what an inquisitive and kind young man he was. As all parents I am brimming with pride and realize that all the hard work of parenting is beginning to show itself. Certainly parenting my son has been much more difficult and challenging and will never end. My children are certainly different in a multitude of ways. However it is their kindness that makes them the same at the core and what I am most proud of.