May 7th, 2015
Carlos Lozada has a very nice review of Dadly Virtues in the Washington Post. You can read it here.
Quick Amazon note: The Kindle version is up and running now, if you’re into that sort of thing.
This is really a response to “What to expect”.
First, parenting is a very high risk strategy. There is a tremendous personal and financial investment at the mercy of drunk drivers, unusual medical conditions, etc. If your dog dies, you can buy a new one. A child is irreplaceable.
Second, I believe that temperaments are heritable. Declining fertility will favor people with nurturing temperaments for the iron law of biology is that only successful parents are represented in the following generation. This will change humanity. Perhaps the Second Demographic Transition folks should be given the Darwin Award for voluntarily removing their genes from the following generation.
G Shier; Father of three, Grandfather of 7