As parents we are facing a time in history where the role of the parent is being downplayed by the advent of technology to make your life easier. You can buy a machine to make and freeze baby food, a chair that rocks your baby for you, a weighted pillow in the shape of a hand that mimics your hand on your baby’s sleeping body, books where you can record your voice reading to your child…
These products all have one thing in common – but by promising to make the parent’s life easier by ‘taking the parent’s place’ what they are actually saying is that a parent’s role is so unimportant that a clever design and set of batteries can replace it.
This, thankfully, is not true. Nothing can take your place. Nothing can be invented or designed to offer what a real, and loving, parent can.
With this in mind is today’s inspirational quote – because you really matter to your children!
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