Parenting

12 Things Parents of Mentally Strong Children Don’t Do

"As a father of three little kids, I understand the instinct to want to shield children from the harsh realities of life. It’s not easy telling your little girl to wipe away the tears and get back on. But it is important to do so. Amy Morin ... says a key to raising resilient children is avoiding the many unhealthy parenting practices that have grown common in our society." - Intellectual Takeout

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Can Dads Have It All? Or are child-rearing norms making both parents unhappy?

"Watching your kids all day makes parenting harder, which makes people have fewer kids, which means fewer siblings and neighbors to play with, which makes kids more dependent on parents for amusement, which makes parenting harder, and so on …" - Ross Douthat

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Control vs. Controlling: The Difference Parents Need to Understand

"A new parenting study affirms that children are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression when they have controlling parents. Wendy S. Grolnick, who supervised the research, urges parents to understand the difference between being controlling and with being in control." - Intellectual Takeout

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"Children are not cogs in some statist wheel. They are not, first and foremost, potential taxpayers."

"...the great progressive 'universal' child-care push of 2019 aims to incentivize one way of parenting — all parties working full time, which many parents don’t even want to do — while forcing other people to pay for it." -  Heather Wilhelm

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