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This article titled “Parents – if you want your child to grow up, do nothing” was written by Joanna Moorhead, for on Thursday 22nd September 2011 09.05 UTC

Question: what job requires all the resources you can possibly muster, and yet ultimately requires you to render yourself entirely redundant?

The answer, of course, is parenting. It’s endlessly demanding; it takes up energy you didn’t even realise you possessed; it will give you a level of job satisfaction you’re unlikely to experience in anything else you do in your life. But, at the end of the day, the entire point of it is to ensure that you’re dispensable in your child’s life.

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