If only kids came with an instruction manual!
Okay, I admit that the daily practical care of babies could use a manual. We are so disconnected from family and community that some people become parents without ever seeing a diaper changed. Things like diaper changing, baby wearing, and funny rhyming games to play with your baby could all go in a manual.
But I hear this lament over more behavioral-based questions, and it’s sad how much we’ve lost our way.
Because it turns out that kids DO come with a manual.
I’ll tell you a story to show you what I mean.