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NI Blogs: Living In Milk-Carton Fear

We raised our first two children in the early and mid 80's. Seldom, if ever, did my bride and I allow our oldest two children to walk anywhere by themselves. We were always with them. We enjoyed trips together, we ate meals together. And almost every morning, an unwanted visitor found a seat at our breakfast table. Fear. With every bowl of cereal we ate, the milk carton remained on the table with images of children who were lost. Fear eventually sat at the head of our table. And America began to live a life of fear-based parenting. My wife and I were two of the earliest to practice that type of parenting...and it was horrible/Dennis Mansfield. More here.

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Question: Have you ever lived in milk-cartoon fear?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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