Tuesday, April 15, 2008

This Is What I'm Talkin' About, Storytime Crazy Woman

I just checked out Babble today and found a great piece on how overparenting is today's version of "whiter whites" housewifery. Yes, in some ways we are better parents than parents were in past generations. We know more, and we consider it a more important job, therefore we put more into it.

But still, as Katie Allison Granju says in this piece, we are making it waaaay harder than it is. And that is hurting us and our kids.

2 comments:

Notta Wallflower said...

Boy, this subject is so near and dear to my heart. I have to admit, I know more now that I have Jellybean versus when I had K. I've said before that I'm not sure it's better that I know more now. I definitely drive myself crazy sometimes, and I really don't need to. Jellybean will grow up too fast as it is, and I don't want to miss out.

Anonymous said...

so glad to see you learn a good lesson as its never too late.. we old gals are still learning. childhood should be enjoyed by both parent and child. its so fleeting.. these years are so precious. enjoy!!!!