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The  Catastrophe of  Parenting – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

If there is anyone who can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children. A definite shift in culture has taken place.

There were times when I have given serious consideration to the state of my continued planetary existence alongside my fellow humans.  Sadly, however the available living options still remain virtually zero.

Recently while out dining, a scene gradually began unfolding before my eyes– one which in my opinion only served to further reveal the collapse of modern day parenthood. Sitting in the booth adjacent to mine, deeply involved in their gastric fare was a young couple with three very young children.  Suddenly, the quasi silence was broken, by the plaintive pleading of the father saying to one of the girls.” Please, pretty please! Eat it up before it gets cold”.  “Come on, try one more bite”  “Then you can have your favorite dessert after”?  “Good girl”.  The mother occasionally or perhaps reinforcing interjected with, “Be a good girl”, you know Mommy loves you”.      Continue reading

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