The parent said, "Raising Children reminds me of the book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein" to which I replied, "I certainly know Silverstein's writing but I haven't heard of that book."
The next day, the parent dropped off a copy of the book and I immediately read it. Whew! Beautiful. Instantly I knew what the grandmother was saying the day before. As I read the Giving Tree, I thought of another book, Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.