3 April 2013 : More Thoughts on Parenting

Ella, 1998

Ella, 1998

At its depth, I think our role as parents is like that of a gardener who understands what is necessary for a flower to emerge. You can’t force a flower to grow before it is ready, nor can you make it into something it is not. All you can do is provide your best effort in seeing the right nutrients are present and removing those things that threaten it from fulfilling its potential.

More or less that means to stay out of the way.

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