How American parenting is killing the American marriage

This is wrapped up with the hyperactive protection of children from any imagined threat. Children today have no opportunity to try things and fail at them even if they aren’t dangerous in any way. We’re preparing our civilization for an untested and gutless future.

I love my children and I want them to be happy and successful people. To do that they must occasionally take risks and suffer consequences. If their childhood never provided the circumstances for such, how can they possibly be prepared to handle them?

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  1. i was all ready to vehemently disagree with your supposition until I read the original article. He is correct, certainly regarding the stigma placed on parents who don’t hold their child holy above all else. The best gift my friend ever gave me was when we were both new-ish moms of two children she confided “you know, this is difficult and I don’t particularly feel the 24/7 perfect mom thing sometimes.” This was from one of the most devoted and loving mothers I know. It’s also a comment you would not feel safe telling just anyone for fear of the stern looks and reprisals.


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