A recent study measured academic achievement, behavior and emotional well-being and found “no relationship between the amount of parents’ time and children’s outcomes.” This will be breaking news for those parents who feel compelled to be with their kids every spare minute. When I was growing up, we had to fit ourselves into our parents' lives not the other way around. Family time was mainly meals and visits to relatives. Otherwise, we were on our own, learning life’s lessons as we went along. There is no one way to parent, but there may only be one way to grow up.