It has been said that a person's reading interests change
every four years. That is certainly true in my case, as a series of
child development books on my bookshelf can attest. This interest began
in October, 2001.
- Attachment Parenting (AP) is in vogue right now. Becoming
Attached by Robert Karen, traces an intellectual history of
the idea. A
good book to read by those who still find themselves criticized for
their sensitive parenting style.
- I love to get on my soapbox any chance I get and preach about
evils of TV viewing. I am glad to find a kindred spirit in the author
of The Plug-In Drug.
- AI and Parenting or Everything I Need to Know about AI I
Learned from My Baby, 4/2003. This essay is based on three
books I read in the first year of my daughter's life:
- The Nurture Assumption,
by Judith Rich Harris
This is an important book that changed the way I think about parenting, about child development.
I would really love to write my thoughts about it, but it is such a wide ranging book, I feel like I can't do it
justice without devoting many hours which I do not have. Read it, though.
- Two books that changed my life (for the better of course) were Raising Your Spirited Child,
and Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child (Jan, 2007). The first one
explain my daughter's temperament, an important aspect of her personality. The second one taught me how to
deal with it.
Sure enough, in June 2005 my interests changed once again, this time to photography. I specialize in children's portraiture.
Through photography, I want to document my and my children's lives, to capture the moment, to capture a feeling that will become a treasured memory.
Photography is a passion, an addiction that has to be regularly catered to. There are not enough hours in the day, unfortunately,
to become truly good at it.