Monday, June 06, 2005

As I was saying. I just read this while taking a potty break:

"the United States has one of the lowest rates of casual touch in the world -- about 2 times an hour -- compared with Puerto Ricans, who have one of the highest rates, about 180 times an hour. ... French parents touch their children three times more often than American parents." ("You Are Your Child's First Teacher," by Rahima Baldwin Dancy. Otherwise turning out to be kind of a disorganized hippy blah-fest, btw.)

So it's not the all of Western culture who are turning our kids into lawless Lolita meth-freak pit-bull-fighting gang bangers with our Fisher Price Aquarium Wonders Bouncy Seats (TM). Just us.

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