Basking in the here and now with my kids

With parenting, as with life in general, it is best to enjoy each moment as it presents itself

Recently, my elder daughter F and I encouraged each other to read Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games.

Fascinated by the breathlessly thrilling murder-mystery about 10 people who are killed on a remote island, F, who is 11, recommended the former to me. And I, still in love with rebel fighter Katniss Everdeen's sass in the dystopian world of Panem, urged her to dive into the young adult title.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'Basking in the here and now with my kids'. Print Edition | Subscribe