If you open any parenting-based magazine, you will quickly come across a list article. And, undoubtedly, the list article will be of things you should be doing as a parent, but you probably aren't.
These types of articles used to get me down and make me feel like I wasn't holding up my end of the parent-child bargain. According to many lists, I am not injecting enough science, creativity or exploratory fun in my son's day. And if I do manage to do anything different, it will probably only be one or two times because it is not working out.