Parenting Aspirations

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On the advice of a friend, I’ve been reading Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by  John and Myla Kabat-Zinn. Early in the book, John describes a homecoming with his college-aged son. One passage quickened my pulse and clarified my parenting aspirations: Someday, I want a moment like THIS …   “First child off at college freshman year, arrives home 1:30 A.M. for Thanksgiving, driven by a friend. When he had called earlier to say he would not make it home from dinner as we had hoped, we were all disappointed, and for a few moments there had been more than a … [Read more...]