This one’s for the parents who forgot how to read

Are you one of those literary-minded folks working at the coalface of children in the trenches of parenting and has fallen out of the habit of reading? This article is for you: How to read after becoming a parent. I read and wrote quite a bit as a stay-at-home parent. Mostly during naps and after I’d handed off the kid in the evenings. That said, if you’re a single parent… God love you.

Returning to reading isn’t only—or really at all—for the betterment of my children. Sure, it sets a good example for them, and yes, kids are likelier to imitate the actions of their parents than follow spoken instructions from them.

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