Mommy Guilt Revisited
Trending now: making women feel even worse about their decisions. Courtesy of Jared Diamond, a puliter prize-winning writer who has come out with a book about the parenting practices of primitive societies and how much better they are than ours. ScienceDaily.com published an article two days ago about how modern parenting is hindering brain development. Key points in both these publications: Breast feeding for years, picking up a child every time he cries, carrying the child around all the time, having multiple adult care-givers, giving children more independence.
OK. Let’s do all those things. We’ll have to take all the mothers out of the work force first of all. I don’t know the stats on that, but we might decrease US GDP by 30 or 40% by doing that. Let’s then tether the mothers to their babies to the point that all they do is feed them and hold them. But that will be OK, because we all will now be living with 10 or so other people so there will be plenty of people to do things like cook, clean, think. We’ll have to, because with loss of one income we’ll all be living with our parents anyway. At least one thing will be easier: discipline. We won’t have to tell kids what to do all the time. Our kids will all have awesome brain development, so those really smart girls can grow up to feed and hold their babies.
Really people? Can we just stop with this? Leave us mothers alone. Our kids are fine.