Monday, August 27, 2007
Put A Huggies On It
Puh-lease. I've gotten a lot more conventional since I became a father, at least in terms of my outlook on child-rearing. Just show 'em plenty of love, and make sure the rules are as fair, clear and consistent as you can humanly manage. That way they can either accept them or rebel against them when they hit adolescence, but at least the choice is clear.
Oh, and don't give orders in question form. Kids need authority figures who have some... authority. I remember thinking on a trip to New York a few years back that the only hope for the City's affluent toddlers is the fact that most of them are raised by West Indian nannies.