So, over the weekend, we had an interesting presentation at church about parenthood. The specific details of the presentation won’t be immediately relevant for Dear Wife and I for some time yet – B.T. having not yet grasped the fundamentals of spoken language nor, for that matter, the fundamentals of self-propulsion – but some of the ideas presented were interesting. So, I thought I’d share a few thoughts.
The basic thesis of the presentation was that we, as parents, have as our primary role and responsibility the raising of children who are well-adapted to dealing with the challenges of their life. Concomitant with that responsibility are the need for love and compassion and for reason and logic – these are the component parts that will help parents and children form the bond that will allow the children to learn what they need from their parents. Continue reading