The Prime Minister’s leave: A new approach to parenting

A little over 40 years ago, my father walked into the classroom where he taught and wrote on the blackboard. He turned to his six and seven year old pupils and triumphantly announced “A great New Zealander was born today!” The children looked at the board and looked back to him before one boy piped up. “Why’d you name him that? That’s not very nice.” “What do you mean?” said my father. “You can’t ...