Friday, December 24, 2010

The end of parenting

Ross Campbell has written a number of books on parenting that my wife and I have found very helpful. We are currently reading Help your Twentysomething get a Life... It discusses the phenomena of the "boomerang generation" who are coming back to live in their parents homes as adults ... sometimes bringing with them emotional scars, large financial debts, little motivation, and young children...
Some of these problems are a consequence of modern affluence and a desire to "bless" our children, not realising that we are not helping them reach independence and maturity.
My children are not twenty yet, but the book does have helpful advice and warnings that are relevant.

The full Doonesbury comic from December 19 is here.

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