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Gwen Raverat, Period Piece | The Parent is Always Wrong | Presents for Mothering Sunday & Other Occasions

The Parent Is Always Wrong || Presents for Mothering Sunday & Other Occasions

‘Dear Reader, you may take it from me, that however hard you try – or don’t try; whatever you do – or don’t do; for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; every way and every day:


So it is no good bothering about it. When the little pests grow up they will certainly tell you exactly what you did wrong in their case. But, never mind; they will be just as wrong themselves in their turn. So take things easily; and above all, eschew good intentions . . .’

With Mothering Sunday fast approaching we thought our newsletter readers might appreciate a little instruction in the art of parenting from the ever-charming Period Piece by Gwen Raverat. Please click below for an extract from this wonderful book and, to follow, a few present suggestions for Mothering Sunday or any other occasion.

With best wishes, as ever, from the SF office staff
Jennie, Anna, Hattie, Jess & Helen

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