I started to think about how I parent, and have to admit that I'm not armed with a plan or a style. You just have to make it up as you go along don't you, perhaps peeking into an owner's manual once in a while.
It's especially poignant at the moment as the Queenager has finished school for ever (sob) and is embarking on the next phase of her life.
And perhaps the greatest compliment I (sort of) received last week was a teacher who wrote "Never Change" on the Queenager's final report.
Excuse me while my heart swells!