All my (obsessive) reading of parenting books and planning of how things might work when there’s a baby in the mix have been all about this question. How do we do it the right way, the way that leads to our kids being happy and healthy and sane? I’ve always been desperately worried about this element of parenting – I don’t want to screw up my kids.
Well Oliver James has clearly tapped into this sort of anxiety…
I am only about a quarter of the way through it, but it seems so far like a good book, presented in a psychologically scientific way, rather than the slightly more anecdotal thoughts plus some evolutionary science of the Attachment Parenting book I’ve been reading. Certainly it is a very thought provoking book, making me think about and also wonder about my care as an under 3 year old, which I don’t really remember.
I’ll have to post more about it when I’m done.