“They came from different backgrounds, but they had similar stories.”—David and Nancy Potter, parents of a 10-year-old son and 10-month-old daughter in the ‘Harry Potter’ series.
They were born to parents who had raised them to be independent thinkers, creative thinkers and responsible parents.
“They’re all kind of the same age,” David Potter said of his family.
“It’s like having kids who are like, ‘Mommy, I’m a writer.
I don’t need to be an artist, I don,t need to get an education.'”
It was the beginning of a happy marriage.
But not everyone is so fortunate.
Parents are more likely to feel trapped by their children’s interests and goals, and often they feel they don’t have the authority to change them.
“I had a little boy who wanted to be a musician, and I thought, ‘Oh, okay, he’s going to be one,'” David Potters said.
“He was a pretty smart kid.
He was good with the letters in school.
He just wanted to play music.
I didn’t know what I was getting into.”
But when their son began reading books and writing stories, he started to be more creative, his mother said.
When their daughter wanted to go to a movie, she wanted to come to the theater.
“She was like, I just want to do this.”
They had the freedom to do so, and David Pottery, a professional writer, decided to take a risk.
“If I was going to have a child who was a genius, it had to be somebody I could trust,” she said.
Their daughter has become a successful writer, and the couple now have a son and daughter.
But even though they are doing it all alone, David Pottering and his wife still worry about the children they raise.
“When you’re a parent and you’re working full-time, you’re worried about the kids, but you don’t know how to deal with them,” he said.
And if the children do make a mistake, they don’st know what to do.
David Potting and his husband have a simple plan to help kids stay focused on their goals and learn to be responsible for their own lives.
“The Dark Book” is on Netflix right now.
To learn more about the book, watch the video above.
David and Nancy are now married and have three sons.
They have a 3-year old son named Elijah.
Their other sons are older than them, and their oldest son is now 9.
When asked what advice he’d give to anyone who wants to raise a kid, David said: “Be kind, be thoughtful, and have a good time.”