how i parent

THIS ARTICLE, which appeared in MOTHERING MAGAZINE when my first child was but a wee thing, is prehaps the best articulation of how I happen to parent that I can imagine.

This mother, in talking about her own views on childrearing, articulates the idea of "benign neglect" and "creative boredom" for children far better than I have ever been able to.


Leslie said...

Too funny--I remember this one well; I clipped it out when I read it.

Jenny said...

Agree 100%. And this appears to be one (ONE!) issue on which your views align with John Rosemond.