A very well argued position Stacey, which agree with. I am not a mother myself but am married to a teacher. I feel that too much pressure is put on children to preform academically and achieve milestones at certain points. Children, like adults are all different and all have different talents, which need to be nurtured. I feel if a children is encouraged to read for the love of reading rather than to achieve milestones, they will develop at their own pace without worrying their parents unnecessarily or reducing the child’s self-confidence. I feel that as librarians we should be promoting the love of reading both to children and adults.