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... so insightful into trying to navigate the lines of good sense and the new generation of child-raising
July 15, 2017
Lent this book to my Co-Madre (as she calls us) because I found it so insightful into trying to navigate the lines of good sense and the new generation of child-raising. The book also gave a peek into the difficulties of being the paternal grandmother as well as allowing me to have my own pity-party regarding my daughter's apparent appraisal of MY parenting skills. I have always heeded my step-daughter's remark to her own mother that "she had HER chance at parenting" and now her daughter was forging her own path. However, I get confused when being criticized for embarrassing a 2yr old when I say no to wiping chocolaty hands on my velvet upholstery. The section on the importance to and of the grandfather was also very illuminating. Do not be misled by the cover: this book is not for the batty rocking chair knitter. The book is aimed at the intelligent, often still-employed and active grannies. I now feel better that I was the one to teach the girls to roughhouse and jump on the bed and bought them trucks for the water table. I also feel (slightly) better about the mandatory attendance at childbirth and discussions of eating the placenta. Most of all, I am grateful for the presence of my son-in-law's parents in this journey to advance mankind.