Do we measure our value as parents by the quality of adults we create? A recently published book reviewed in this week’s Guardian might well be worth a read (‘The Gardener and the Carpenter’ by Alison Gopnik). If and when I do get hold of a copy, I imagine a lengthier blog may well emerge.
One thing I do know is the whole concept of this blog revolves around life after the nest empties – that painful transition from being responsible for raising babies to that moment when they take flight as independent adults. Summed up quite nicely in this extract from the review.