For parents

The 10 commandments of parenthood
In our western culture, there are no longer any ceremonies which help mothers let go of their children. Many mothers believe that it is an expression of their love to have and maintain a close bond with their children. In reality, children undergo a process of gradual emancipation, which is necessary for them to become fully-rounded independent individuals. What can mothers and fathers do to assist in this process? (full text, pdf – 46 kb)