Chapter 27 – Always Underfoot

Chapter 27 – Always Underfoot

When the new child comes into our lives we immediately adore it but we soon find that it is not an unmixed blessing. It interferes with our orderly lives. It cries in the middle of the night, it is messy and smelly. Most of all, it wants to be always underfoot. We...
Chapter 26 – Tell me a Story!

Chapter 26 – Tell me a Story!

You hear this from every child who can talk. You answer, “Once upon a time….” The fascination never leaves, no matter how old we are. Children listen with rapt attention from the age of six months. Telling it is better than reading it, you can look...
Chapter 25 – The Sense of Beauty

Chapter 25 – The Sense of Beauty

It does not require deep logic to appreciate beauty. The mentality of children is well suited to it, and adults have no greater sense of beauty than they do. In fact, it is an area of life where true sharing is possible. Children at a very early age know about beauty....
Chapter 24 – The Tumultuous Teens

Chapter 24 – The Tumultuous Teens

There is probably no age more completely understood than this one, even though every adult can vividly remember it. There is no age more important in laying the foundation for life. It is an exciting time in which to live, a painful time as well. The modern high...
Chapter 23 – The Reality of Toys

Chapter 23 – The Reality of Toys

Toys are a billion-dollar business, the source of many jobs and many fortunes, entirely dependent on children, what they are really like and what adults think they are like, also on what adults are really like. They are sold by adults to other adults, after all. They...
Chapter 22 – Stress

Chapter 22 – Stress

Please do not expect me to solve the problem of stress. Stress lies somewhere between burnout and boredom, solutions can only be individual. We all cope with it, children and adults, each in one’s own way. In these technological days we have much stress. You...