It’s the same with children with one big difference. The reflection of the mirror they are providing is much clearer. It’s the clearest picture you would get from such a mirror. You can see yourself with a tremendous amount of detail when you look at your child. All the wrinkles of your soul, your mood, behavior, the way you eat, talk, everything. Does it sound scary? Maybe a bit but there is also a positive side to that.
And so we learn that parenting is more self-work than we've ever imagined before having children.