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.

To avoid pathology, son, can I book a FaceTime slot?

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