Hello, I'm looking for good books/media where the growing up of a kid/s (genetic not necessary), from the point of view of the parent(/s)/guardian/caretakers is the focus.
The guardian can be a terrible person, that's no bar either, but they have to be old enough that the kid doesn't take them to be an elder sibling.
The time horizon of the story needs to be substantial (atleast a decade, preferably three).
I'm looking to understand what interactions make the story interesting, and what the pacing looks like. Bonus if the setting doesn't change (e.g. family unit grows up in the same house since the beginning of the story), or if there are pets involved.
Thanks in advance,
Are you looking for a scientific or fictive point of view?
Focus is on the interrelations between the family unit and what they do with their time. Modern era realistic is preferred, but if a fantasy/fiction genre does things well, that'd still be helpful.
Boyhood by Linklater is a pretty good example of what you're looking for.
Indeed, that's a good one, thanks!
Anime specifically, not the manga, because NO.
Also, if you're okay with something even more anime, Aishiteruze Baby is apparently a good one? I haven't seen/read it myself, but a friend of mine is crazy about it.
I think the girl is 5 years old, I'm not sure how far it goes.
I actually dug up something that seems pretty interesting, though. It's an old-ish (If you consider 2000 old-ish) manga called With The Light, and it's about a single mom raising an autistic child. No, seriously. I've heard that despite it's extremely manga big-eyed sparkly look, it's very good, but the author died before it could be completed.
I might check it out myself.