Originally Posted by Jaxon
So let's say you have an alien boy as a son, do you teach him "just go ahead and unleash yourself all the time Clark, the world is really understanding of this sort of thing, get ready for the talk show circuit with Ellen and Oprah".
I mean seriously, no parent is prepared for this, and they did what they thought they should and that shone throughout the film and underpinned all of his subsequent actions, even to the very easy acceptance of his heritage when talking to Jor-El. He was so willing to fall into the first answer he got because he never had any ones before.
"Son, what you do is wonderful, but they cannot know you have these powers. You must find a way to help without being noticed." And you start the problem of how, which is later solved with the suit and the glasses.
But you didn't address the problem: Clark did reveal his powers by saving people anyways. So, where did Pa Kent's lesson go? What did his death change in Clark?