How to Enjoy Being A Parent (Against the Odds)
Anna recently wrote this article for Happiful magazine …
Is there a way to avoid transferring our fears, insecurities, and unfulfilled dreams onto our children?
Philip Larkin sums it up pretty well in his poem, This be The Verse. “They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had, and add some extra, just for you.” He follows it with conclusion that the only sane way out of passing it on is “Get out as early as you can, and don’t have any kids yourself”.
This is an apt advice, but too late for us – we already have kids.