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  • This is one dude from a Catholic college who is described as "professor of psychology who specializes in moral development in children." I imagine his entire job is basically finding data to keep his panties in a wad.
  • An article trying to tell me how to raise my kid? Get bent article writer.

    /USA!
  • Occam's Disposable Razor: This is one dude from a Catholic college who is described as "professor of psychology who specializes in moral development in children." I imagine his entire job is basically finding data to keep his panties in a wad.


    I'm going to go with this explanation.
  • You see? You let Sociology departments on college campuses go unchallenged, and this is the kind of crap you get!
  • detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Spank your horrible children.


    Someone didn't RTFA.

    And for all those who also won't, this article is arguing for MORE nurturing for the infants. More breast feeding, more physical contact, less sleeping alone and 'crying it out'.
  • I would venture that impaired brain development causes a lot of modern parenting..
  • I nursed mine, let them sleep between us when they wanted to and quickly learned how to keep them content so they scarcely cried. I had a few jackasses warn me about how they would become clingy and spoiled and never develop independence. They are now 6 and 4, share a room, make their own sandwiches, and their teachers report that they are well-behaved, self-motivated and sweet. It's almost like treating your kids like kids and making them feel secure helps them become confident and considerate. Studies have proven time and again that comforting your children and having physical contact with them boosts IQ and emotional stability.
  • "Leaving me to just 'cry it out'? Oh, you'll pay for this... you'll all pay."
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  • My wife and I let our daughter sleep with us until she was 18 months old. We just weaned her at two and a half, and she gets a lot of physical contact from us and others in the form of hugs, sitting in our laps reading, and snuggling in bed with us after she wakes up.

    The one thing everyone says about her is how happy and outgoing she is and easy to deal with. Although we get some acting out behavior associated with her being 2+, she is a dream to be around 95% of the time and seems far ahead of a lot of the other kids in her daycare in language, counting, and social interaction.

    We specifically thought about many of the things this article mentions and decided to not follow common child rearing practices. So far so good.
  • Teh article in a nutshell: Multiple variables influence multiple outcomes in a heterogeneous population experiencing various outside influences over long periods of time.

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  • I have a cousin who has a baby and one on the way. The baby recently stopped breastfeeding (on his own), but she has expressed hope that he would want to pick it back up again when he sees his new sibling doing it. Sometimes, you need to just learn to let go.
  • Zombie parenting encourages a hunger for knowledge.
  • One of the things that amazed me the most about living at college was how inept many of my fellow students are. I've had housemates who literally had no idea how to operate a stove or a washing machine. I have a roomie who believes with all his heart that you just dump the frozen orange juice into the pitcher and drink the syrup without adding a drop of water. He set himself on fire last fall because he tried to start a fire by pouring a quart of gasoline on the wood before kneeling down to light it.

    I've seen (and smelled) other kids who would go an entire semester without cleaning their clothes or bathing their bods. One of guys who lives across from me ruined a brand new car because he poured water into the oil intake when his car started running hot. And just a few days ago, a girl in who lives on my block shattered her windshield when she used a pan of boiling water to de-ice her windshield.

    /And when you ask, Mommy and Daddy did everything for them at home.
    //Never a dull moment.
    ///Feeling a little smug now.
    ////I get money to sew on buttons and repair clothes, because I'm bootstrappy.
  • My mom was considered something of a revolutionary when she told her friends that she intended to breast feed. However, apparently, I was having none of it and opted for starvation for the better part of my first week of life until my grandmother came over with a pallet of formula.

    I also hated it when my parents showed me spontaneous affection. It's a miracle I didn't grow up and become a serial killer.
  • i read somewhere that not comforting your baby with touching and caring triggers its brain to prepare for harcore survival mode. its brain thinks that the parents are stressed out and the environment is a shiathole so the brain makes the kid turn into a badass farker to prepare for life in said hellhole.
  • 12349876: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Spank your horrible children.

    Someone didn't RTFA.

    And for all those who also won't, this article is arguing for MORE nurturing for the infants. More breast feeding, more physical contact, less sleeping alone and 'crying it out'.


    Spanking IS "more physical contact". Duh.
  • Summer Glau's Love Slave: I have a roomie who believes with all his heart that you just dump the frozen orange juice into the pitcher and drink the syrup without adding a drop of water. He set himself on fire last fall because he tried to start a fire by pouring a quart of gasoline on the wood before kneeling down to light it.

     

    Get out now before he kills you both.
  • What are you supposed to do with a infant or toddler that sleeps only 3 hours at a time as is prone to tantrums? Go without sleep and then go over the edge and kill it?

    Natural selection at work, I guess. Problematic infants were a burden to the tribe and were abandoned.

    Now we "nurture" them and their psychopathic behavior allowing them to procreate when they get older, perpetuating the bad genes.

    That's why we have so many CEO-types infecting or society.

    /amidoingitriteguise?
  • So: act like you love your kid and it'll develop well.

    Nice work there, Lou.
  • I've been a hands off parent.
    My kids fall asleep when they are ready to go down. Sometimes on the floor at the movies, or at school, where they get As and Bs. They cry uncontrollably for some reason when they hear sirens, enjoy sticking firecrackers in frogs' mouths in the summer and laugh when fat people fall down on You Tube. The only time they shake hands is if they are making a bet, and rarely make eye contact. They always seem to have money.
  • Summer Glau's Love Slave: One of the things that amazed me the most about living at college was how inept many of my fellow students are. I've had housemates who literally had no idea how to operate a stove or a washing machine. I have a roomie who believes with all his heart that you just dump the frozen orange juice into the pitcher and drink the syrup without adding a drop of water. He set himself on fire last fall because he tried to start a fire by pouring a quart of gasoline on the wood before kneeling down to light it.

    I've seen (and smelled) other kids who would go an entire semester without cleaning their clothes or bathing their bods. One of guys who lives across from me ruined a brand new car because he poured water into the oil intake when his car started running hot. And just a few days ago, a girl in who lives on my block shattered her windshield when she used a pan of boiling water to de-ice her windshield.

    /And when you ask, Mommy and Daddy did everything for them at home.
    //Never a dull moment.
    ///Feeling a little smug now.
    ////I get money to sew on buttons and repair clothes, because I'm bootstrappy.


    We are Penn State.
  • TFA: "Also, early deficits can be made up later, she says."

    ... doesn't this basically throw out the entire argument?
    "If you're not doing X, the child's gonna turn out wrong. Unless, of course, you do X later. Then they'll be fine."

    That seems to suggest the car seats and formula have jack and shiat to do with it and the key is just to not let your kid go through their *entire life* devoid of support, care and self-expression.
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