If you’ve been connected to Raymond Parenting for a while, you may have heard me say, “It takes time to weave a childhood.”
Way back in 1984 Carl Honore’ wrote a book called In Praise of Slow. I was hosting parenting discussion sessions at the time. We discussed that book over two sessions because it struck such a chord with new parents.
Several parents of newborns and toddlers said “Oh my gosh, that’s me!” or “I do that all the time.” A few other parents said things like “When I hear this, I’m glad I decided to stay home with my kids.”
The rat race. That’s how it can feel, even when you are claiming to be having fun. Weekly playgroups, baby classes, visitors and camping on the weekend. Many parents keep constantly busy by choice. But some also keep busy because of peer pressure. We do these things because it feels as if we are supposed to do them to function as and look like a happy family.
But there is a cost to being busy. You can read the entire book or listen to Carl Honore’ in his Ted Talk entitled In Praise of Slow.
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