Sunday 10th November 2013
I discovered today what the real cause of my writing block was. I have been trying to write something that would be academically acceptable but would be out of step with my own beliefs. After discussing it with my friend who commissioned the piece she said ‘write what feels right for you and we’ll see whether it can be adapted to suit our needs.’
You may be wondering what the ‘piece’ is. It’s a parenting course for Caribbean parents and I’ve been struggling to write anything prescriptive because I recognise and accept that parenting comes from one’s beliefs.
If you believe that children are born as empty vessels to be filled up by the adults around them, then there are many books that will tell you how to do that.
If on the other hand you believe, as I do, that children are born with…
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