It's natural to feel proud of your child's achievements but bragging in general is a boring and obnoxious behavior. Somehow, though, parents don't always apply that knowledge to talking about their children. Nonetheless, it's bragging and even a way to brag about your own competences as a parent in a round-about way. When parents brag, it's best to avoid any impulse to follow that up with your own child's achievements. You don't want to reinforce a pattern of...