I think it’s really important that we should all keep a diary. Don’t throw it away, keep it and read it again when you have kids of your own. I believe that most parents forget what it’s like to be a kid and they fail to understand the pain that we go through, bullying, pressure from peers/grades, worry, etc. So when you reread what you wrote from when you were in highschool/younger, you can remember and relate to how your kid is feeling. And so you can not end up being a jerk parent.