The Philosophical Parent

Being a parent can be one of the sources of our greatest joys. It is also – intermittently – the cause of some of our deepest sorrows. It is likely that…

The Significance of Parenthood

Most of our lives are spent in situations of numbing sterility. There is usually no option but to conform and obey impersonal rules. We don’t in our work generally create anything…

On Children's Art

For almost all of human history, it has been unthinkable that someone could lay claim to maturity, sanity and reliability by pinning a picture by a six-year-old to the walls of…

What Babies Can Teach Us

Of course, we expect it to be the other way around: we teaching them. But they have a host of important lessons for us too, if we dare to pay close…