Idolising Children

by garth on March 21, 2007

Daniel Donahoo is a top bloke. He's just written a book called Idolising Children (that'd be Idolizing Children to you in the USA), in which he calls us to end "frantic over-parenting". We're trying to hold ourselves or others to insane standards of perfection in parenting. That's as silly as being dissatisfied looking in the mirror if we don't match the airbrushed models on the covers of magazines.

(More insidious, to me: the stress we're putting ourselves under is probably leading to health and mental health impacts well capable of undoing any extra effort we manage to put in. Those effects are probably as much on the kids as on us. Oops!)

I'll leave more ranting until I've finished reading the book.