jeanrobinson Thu 03-Sep-20 22:54:29
I often look back at parenting my two children, and wish I could do it over again, knowing what I know now. I would love to rear my second child again. After a difficult caesarean and heavy blood loss, I was not well enough to bond. That she turned out well is to her credit, not mine But there was something I did right with the first. From early on he was clearly mathematical, like his father, so at bedtime after our story, I would talk about what we did during the day, using words for emotions, like "you were cross and upset when your ice lolly fell off the stick before you had finished it". Now middle aged and a father, he thanks me for this, as he is emotionally literate. Alas many men are not.