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Fathers have always left home; they die or some are totally disengaged even when they’re there and there are some fathers who need to leave. Mamas have been raising straight-legged, square-shouldered young men since ad infinitum. More importantly, good, involved parents sometimes raise rotten kids. The problem isn’t that there is a daddy issue, there’s a manhood issue.Fathers have always left home; they die or some are totally disengaged even when... more
a new study out of Israel shows that 35 fathers enhance their social connection to their 5 month old children via nasal sprays of oxytocina new study out of Israel shows that 35 fathers enhance their social connection to... more
Research from website BabyCentre has revealed pressure on mums to be “perfect” means many resort to lying about their parenting skills. Here, the celebrity mum-of-three explains what’s behind those “little white lies”.
Link: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/4642979/sara-cox-on-mums-lying-to-be-perfect-parent.htmlResearch from website BabyCentre has revealed pressure on mums to be... more
The talented Bold Futures team produced as a spoof and an experiment, a suit that allows for the innocent cuddling of children. When the child wearing the suit is touched for too long or in inappropriate areas an alarm goes off, first gently hinting to potential ambiguities, finally assertively reminding (flashlights! bells!) the parent or care-taker and others around of their responsibility. The proposal was shown to parents, child minders and a child protection professional to spark debate about rational and irrational fears, about risks, technology, the media and attitudes within society towards child safety. The project was also presented and discussed in exhibitions and on various blogs. WORLDbytes is delighted to host edited highlights of their experiment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekGLF4o70ocThe talented Bold Futures team produced as a spoof and an experiment, a suit that... more
By Ars Moriendi,WWH/CJE-I received a call from my son’s school telling me that police officers were called to help him stay in the building. My reaction? Sheer panic, not because my son needed the help though.By Ars Moriendi,WWH/CJE-I received a call from my son’s school telling me that... more
Simply heartbreaking... http://veracitystew.com/?p=41202
By Stephanie Whiteside / current.com / @stephgwhiteside
The image of a family as two parents and a child may soon change — a bill in the California State Assembly could allow judges to legally recognize more than two parents. The legislation, which would benefit nontraditional families, has already passed the California Senate and could be sent to the governor's office this month.
Sen. Mark Leno (right) introduced SB 1476 in response to a Court of Appeals decision ruling that courts do not have the authority to recognize more than two parents and the legislature must grant them that ability. That ruling overturned a lower court decision that ruled a family court could recognize, when necessary to protect the best interest of the child, more than two legal parents. By Stephanie Whiteside / current.com / @stephgwhiteside The image of a family as... more
Last week a new study found that the principles of attachment parenting are more popular with feminists than with other women. The study looked at the attitudes of four groups of women towards various parenting practices. The four groups examined were:
Among these groups, feminist moms were the most supportive of frequently carrying children (i.e. in a sling), co-sleeping, and extended breastfeeding, practices that are often associated with attachment parenting.
The results of the study weren't at all surprising to me or to Emma Waverman who first pointed me to the study. However, they may come as a surprise to those who pit feminism against attachment parenting, such as Hanna Rosin, Elisabeth Badinter, Erica Jong, and the New York Times. Based on my experience and knowledge, I can't help but think that their objections to attachment parenting are coming from a selfish place, rather than a feminist perspective. Or, at the very least, their objections to attachment parenting are rooted in a grave misunderstanding of either attachment parenting or feminism or both.
In fact, that misunderstanding may be shared by much of the world, since the study also found that non-feminists, especially non-feminist moms, assumed that feminists are less invested in their children and families.
The Western World As It Stands
The traditional Western world order, which still stands to some extent today, is a hierarchy.
Each person in the chain is subordinate to the one above. Man is subordinate to God (Christianity), woman is subordinate to man (patriarchy), child is subordinate to mother (traditional parenting). Order is maintained through this hierarchy. Power and control are asserted by dominating those below you and stepping on others as you scramble your way up the ladder.
Towards A New World Order: Humanism, Feminism, and Attachment Parenting
There are a lot of labels out there, some of which I'll reference in this post. As much as I support the philosophy behind these labels and appreciate the thought and writing that exists on them, I also respect and understand the desire to cast the labels aside. This isn't intended to be an exercise in labeling ourselves (I'm a feminist/I'm not a feminist, I practice attachment parenting/I don't practice attachment parenting, etc.), but more of a thought piece on common tenets in movements that seek to break down hierarchies.
Source: phdinparentingLast week a new study found that the principles of attachment parenting are more... more
Documenting an ongoing series of the Progressive Devolution of Humanity via the Sewer Stream Media Media.
This is the front line of your War On Women.Documenting an ongoing series of the Progressive Devolution of Humanity via the Sewer... more
It's time to do something about the lack of paid parental leave in the United States. Does anyone realize that this deprivation leaves us in the company of such under-developed countries as Papua New Guinea and Swaziland?
For all of the differences in all our millions of lives we have one thing in common: Out of 181 countries studied by Harvard and McGill, we are the only three countries with no paid parental leave.
Even with proper financial planning, few parents can afford to take unpaid leave. So parents who are lucky enough to have sick leave and paid vacation, like me, wind up using it all up. All my sick days will be spent on my pregnancy. Then all my vacation days will be spent after delivery in "diaper city."
But even this kind of patchwork won't hold together unless everything goes just right.
One young woman I know went into labor six weeks early. She'd been counting on those six weeks to accrue a bit of leave. Instead she delivered her premature child on Thursday and had to be back to work that following Monday morning while her baby was still in the hospital.
That kind of story is repeated all over the country. And even when things go as planned during the pregnancy and delivery, millions of men and women must return to their paid work too soon after their child is born, simply because they can't afford to take time off to care for them.
Read the full story at Women's eNews http://womensenews.org/story/parenting/120621/were-not-sick-or-break-were-having-babyIt's time to do something about the lack of paid parental leave in the United... more
I blame that "It's Alive" commercial from the 1970s...
http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2012/06/12/i-kid-you-not-the-top-4-reasons-i-dont-have-children/I blame that "It's Alive" commercial from the 1970s...... more
The hardest most rewarding experience any woman could ever have. My personal experience saw me going into trauma in labor as my son was transverse and I was not dilating. I was not prepared for a Caesarean as I know I should have been. The trauma became life threatening but some power decided i should stay here to raise him and he is good, decent and the joy of my life. Everything I do in speaking out for this planet is because I love him. He is my miracle and I am so proud to be his mother.
This morning he gave me a rose and told me I was the best mother in the world. He told me I would always be the first person he would come to for advice and that he would always love me. A mother cannot ask for anymore than that in this life. I am truly blessed. And for all of the trauma, pain and hardship I endured in bringing him into the world, I would do it all again.
To all those women who sacrifice everyday so that the world can be a little better for their children you have my respect. I think if I had a sign to hold that would tell myself something about motherhood before I had my son it would read, It Is So Well Worth It.
Happy Mother's Day.The hardest most rewarding experience any woman could ever have. My personal... more
Time's cover features a 26-year-old mom breast-feeding her almost 4-year-old son.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=35095Time's cover features a 26-year-old mom breast-feeding her almost 4-year-old son.... more
You might have underestimated the time your child spent in front of the TV. What are the best solutions taken by you as a parent to closely watch your child’s TV time? Increased time in front of the television increases the odds of a child developing childhood obesity which increases the odds of many other diseases and health risks.You might have underestimated the time your child spent in front of the TV. What are... more
People in NYC are lining up because they heard that people were getting a debit card loaded with as much as $1,000 of stimulus money. However, based on the latest information, there is no money to be given away. And yet people continue to line up and turn over their sensitive, personal information.People in NYC are lining up because they heard that people were getting a debit card... more
According to the police report, kindergartner Salecia Johnson is accused of tearing items off the walls and throwing furniture. The report says the girl knocked over a shelf that injured the principal.According to the police report, kindergartner Salecia Johnson is accused of tearing... more