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The ugly truths of parenting: The TODAY Parenting team opens up about child …

Posted by on Thursday, 26 March, 2015

The ugly truths of parenting: The TODAY Parenting team opens up about child …
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The Free-Range Parenting Quandary
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To the Editor:

Re ???The Case for Free-Range Parenting,??? by Clemens Wergin (Op-Ed, March 20):

Yes, I, too, had a free-range childhood, able to bike and explore all over town and come home just when the streetlights turned on. And yes, I had some experiences that were frightening and from which I learned judgment and resourcefulness.

Yet the argument made by Mr. Wergin and others who share his view is too glib. The fact that everybody used to do something with abandon is absolutely no proof that it is the correc…………… continues on New York Times

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‘Don’t Think of Ugly People’: How Parenting Advice Has Changed

Posted by on Friday, 19 April, 2013

‘Don’t Think of Ugly People’: How Parenting Advice Has Changed
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The curious history told in 19th and early 20th century mothering advice books is a mix of unreasonable demands and unfounded claims. At the same time, though, one can see how it made sense.

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I recently visited my friend Julia, mostly to nuzzle the head of her newborn, Eloise. As Julia and I talked, I shifted Eloise to lie on my stomach, facing the large television that dominates Julia’s living room.

Suddenly Julia’s relaxed body snapped alert. “Oh! No, turn her around. She’s not allowed to watch TV until she’s two.” She seemed prepared to jump up and shield her daughter from the television. I turned Eloise’s warm little body around, kissing her cheek as I did it, “Uh-oh, Sweetie,” I told her. “You have those kind of parents.”

What Eloise has, like most babies, are good parents. Good parents, especially first time parents, seek advice. Julia and her husband are following the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation that screen time for babies is unhealthy. They have a fat stack of parenting guides sitting in their daughter’s carefully assembled nursery, full of similar information that can help them care for a person who has very specific needs which she can’t communicate.

“Turn it occasionally from side to side, feed it, change it, keep it warm, and let i…………… continues on The Atlantic

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Gross parenting trend ditches diapers, lets babies pee anywhere
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Owing to their dislike of the oppressive modern luxury known as a “diaper,” some New York parents are starting a movement back to simpler times (that would the Neolithic Era) when babies could just pee and poop freely. No diapers for these precious scions of modern overparenting. Nope. Instead, these parents practice “Elimination Communication” (or EC), in which their babies go diaperless, while the grown-ass people who care for them respond to their cues for evacuating bowels and emptying bladders by “catching” their excrement and urine — holding them over opened cloth diapers, toilets, sinks, and, of course, letting them unload behind parked cars like a frat boy at bar close. How precious. [Source]

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