Since becoming a mother, and my elder girl is now 3 years, my younger just 5 months, I’ve found that sometimes things I would consider instinctive are in fact considered by most around me to be the alternative.
When the PC crashes (and yes, I am a die hard PC user, no idea how to find my way round a Mac!) you can hit Ctrl, Alt, Delete, and start again, right? How about in real life? When it all seems to go a bit squiffy and not quite as planned, there is no reset button, and no Ctrl, Alt Delete. We get one hit at it, and that’s all. Time, I think, to take control, seek out the alternative, and trust the instincts of parenting. Ctrl, Alt, Parent.