#4. Stressed, Anxious and Rushed Parents. The Joys of Parenting In Our Child-Focused Culture

This week Avrum and Lorna discuss parenting and anxiety in our child-centered culture. 

  • My father was not reading parenting books!
  • There’s some stuff going on in the world of parenting that doesn’t match up with nature at all.
  • If a child is programmed to expect and is dependent upon a very intense parent/child relationship…when it comes time to function on their own it’s much harder for them.

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