The most important rewards of being a parent aren’t your children’s grades and trophies or even their graduations and weddings.
They come from the moment-by-moment physical
moment joy in being with you.
Instead of valuing “parenting,” we should value
“being a parent.”
Instead of thinking about caring for children as
It is a kind of love.
Love doesn’t have goals or benchmarks or blueprints, but it does have a purpose.
Love’s purpose is not to shape our beloved’s destiny
but to help them shape their own.
—Alison Gopnik, Ph.D.