Readers are invited to muse about the parenting style of members of their most-disliked political groups.
Modern American parenting can seem an extreme sport geared toward raising a bionic generation of high-achieving super-babies.
They can live with their own parenting mistakes so long as everyone else is making the same ones.
“The more you talk about these parenting issues, the more tiresome it becomes to be a scold rather than empathetic,” she says.
So has Warner, who once helped coin the term “helicopter parent,” done a 180 on parenting?
A number of them have written movingly of their struggles, creating an inspiring subgenre of parenting books.
Instead, a misogynistic mob is determined to punish her for her parenting choices.
More than 15,000 mothers responded to this survey organized by parenting magazine.
But parenting—muddling through however you can—is the point.
As is always the case, parenting is an exercise in unintended consequences.
early 15c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French parent "father, parent, relative, kin" (11c.), from Latin parentem (nominative parens) "father or mother, ancestor," noun use of present participle of parere "bring forth, give birth to, produce," from PIE root *pere- "to bring forth" (see pare). Began to replace native elder after c.1500.
parent par·ent (pâr'ənt, pār'-)
One who begets, gives birth to, or nurtures and raises a child; a father or a mother.
An ancestor; a progenitor.
An organism that produces or generates offspring.
To act as a parent to; to rear and nurture.
To cause to come into existence; to serve as a source for; originate.