"There are two enduring things that we should aspire to give to our
children: the first is roots and the second is wings."
"Here's the thing. Your job as a mother in the early days is about getting your child healthy, socialized and fit for human life. You start at zero with your newborn: eating, drinking, crawling, walking, dressing, etc. The BIG etc. for the next 17 years.
It is just when your child becomes an adult, ready to leave your home, that you want to convey the interesting stuff, the topics I'm addressing in this blog. But they're gone! And what's more, they don't want to listen!"