Parenting is a tough job but a lot of people are doing it. In fact, currently there are 150 million active parents in the United States. The big question these people face is how to do it?
Does that quote strike you as odd?
It was the introduction to an article on parenting trends. Aside from stating the obvious, the opening line puts parenting in the same category as camping, skydiving or canoeing–just another interesting and popular hobby.
Assuming the author of said article is not visiting from another planet, one can only attribute the astounding lack of understanding of human nature, to the barrage of boneheaded parenting philosophies we have been subjected to. It began in the 1960s. Anything that resembled the values of “the greatest generation” was deemed foul and tainted. It only took a couple generations of parenting advice, heavy-laden with leftist social politics and psychology to come up with this mess…
1. Raising a Child as Gender Neutral
Some social scientists believe these gender-specific colors and themes can limit a child’s imagination and, ultimately, his or her options. You end up with hyper-masculine men and hyper-feminine women who often can’t get along, theorizes biologist Lise Eliot, a critic of traditional pink and blue parenting.
“Professionals” that came up with the notion that it is society that dictates a child’s predilection toward “boy stuff” or “girl stuff” beginning with pink and blue baby showers, have obviously spent far too much time with lab-rats, and not enough time in a stable home environment with real children. Any parent of both boys and girls will tell you, that “boy behavior” and “girl behavior” has little to do with anything in the toy box, or the color of their clothes.
In the leftist’s ongoing quest for utopia, where women will no longer be primary nurturers, and young boys will be free to wear dresses to school without a snicker, facts and reality are ignored. In reality, babies become the dreaded biological male when they are bathed in testosterone while still in the womb, thereby altering the very structure of the brain. Then, once again at puberty distinctly male hormones flood the brain and body and physiological changes transform little boys into young men.
The fact that something as basic as the difference between boys and girls, must be scientifically proven, is a sad indicator as to how deep leftist parenting ideology has penetrated our culture.
But it doesn’t stop here.