Parenting is looking back while looking forward. Sometimes literally — keeping our eyes on the road, but also on the booster seat. Sometimes metaphorically — gazing at our children and seeing not only where they are, but also where they’ve been and where they’re headed.

So it’s fitting to look back and ahead when reviewing the Year in Parenting. Here are some predictions for 2013, which, as it happens, intersect and overlap in some haphazard and unpredictable ways with what actually happened in 2012. That’s a lot like parenting too — always changing, and ever the same.

13 THINGS PARENTS CAN EXPECT IN 2013

1. We will have a serious conversation about Life and Work

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