Advice For Parents

Dear Reader, you may take it from me, that however hard you try-or don’t try; whatever you do-or don’t do; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer; every way and every day:


So it is no good bothering about it.  When the little pests grow up they will certainly tell you what you did wrong in their case. But, never mind; they will be just as wrong themselves in their turn.  So take things easily; and above all, eschew good intentions.

Gwen Raverat

A CAMBRIDGE CHILDHOOD – Fisher and Falver Limited 1952

“Surely the most delicious sly and best remembered book of childhood reminiscences ever written” Daniel George 

An aside:  Notice the skillful use of the semi-colon!