Almost all books for parents focus on the way children develop. Ellen Galinsky, instead, writes about how parents develop. Drawing on the work in adult development of Erik Erikson and DanielLevinson, she describes six distinct stages in the life of a parent: the image-making that occurs during pregnancy; the nurturing rolethat swallows parents up from birth through the first couple of years; the authority parents must develop as small children showindependence; the interpretive stage when parents explain the world and their values to school-age children.
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