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.
- 10 fave things I listed on info sheet given to teachers by PTO/A Butterfly Moment
- Helping kids discover their passion is expensive/A Family Runs Through It
- Hackers are active/Bay Views
- If this isn't who were are, then who are we?/Dogwalk Musings
- Missing the old army, and: Zimmerman & Martin/From A Simple Mind
- Asleep at the wheel/Stebbijo's Place
- Rainy-day streaming, and: Thursday this & that/Slight Detour
- Joy of Prosody: Predomination of the Iamb/Writing North Idaho
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Question: Have you ever lived in milk-cartoon fear?