Friday, January 7, 2011

The self-immolation of parenting

The goal of healthy parenting is children who are capable, upon reaching adulthood, of creating their own lives. That is, the goal of parents is to render themselves unnecessary. As the years pass and children grow in independence, parents must learn to let them go. But it is only in achieving the death of the relationship of necessity that a new relationship of mutuality can be resurrected.

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I'm Rachel's husband and Darcy's daddy. I'm a Hoosier, an accountant, and an Episcopalian. Politically, I'm a progressive who believes in the preferential option for the poor. I use the blog as a sort of journal - to interact with my reading and sketch out ideas.