lovely article

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lovely article
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Registered: 10-12-2006
In reply to: mom2ajoy
Sun, 11-04-2007 - 3:51pm

Interesting article.

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In reply to: mom2ajoy
Sun, 11-04-2007 - 7:53pm
I couldn't get past the first page, with it's multiple typos and




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In reply to: mom2ajoy
Sun, 11-04-2007 - 7:54pm

I didn't get past the first page. I lost interest at that point. All doom and gloom, piiling guilt on the heads of mothers who, despite the claims of the first page, really do have to work even if they are married. Having raised 3 children to adulthood and in the middle of raising the 4th, I've yet to see the harm that various lenghts of time at various ages of being in daycare has done to any of my children. It also seems that articles such as this one only emphases the role of the mother and child. They never address the affect that the 40+ hours of an absent father makes on the newborn child. And only use one model of othercare--the large (always portrayed as impersonal) warehouse center. Almost nothing is mentioned of sahds, nannies, home daycares, extended family members, etc. And what about families with twins, triplets, closely spaced children? For example, I had exactly 3 months of being an only child and then another 7 months of my mom being pregnant with twins. Even when I had my last and the first 3 were 20, 17, and 13, they all lost out on time with us because we were focused on their brother.

Chris

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In reply to: mom2ajoy
Sun, 11-04-2007 - 8:45pm

said it before...I'll say it again....horse hockey. the only study I care about is the one child study of my own kid. she's happy. I'm happy. We have our moments. we have our bumps in teh road but we get through them just like any other family.

why read B/S like this? I don't.

 

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Registered: 07-26-2007
In reply to: mom2ajoy
Sun, 11-04-2007 - 11:12pm

I think the author of the piece thinks it's way more significant than it probably is. And certainly the clear, sky-is-falling!!!! tone of the piece belies any true objectivity it might have imparted otherwise.

like you, I've raised a child to adulthood, Didn't see the doom/gloom nonsense predicted and certainly managed to raise a kid who's both kind, considerate and literate (unlike the author--the typos are legion).

I'm sure the militants will be congratulatory about the "truth" and see our dismissal of it as simply more evidence we're either wracked with guilt or never loved our kids to begin with.

Whatever.

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In reply to: mom2ajoy
Mon, 11-05-2007 - 7:05am

Did any one else check out the bibliography? It didn't look very impressive to me . . . '

edited to add: Also note that this article was published in 1993.




Edited 11/5/2007 10:24 am ET by geschichtsgal
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In reply to: mom2ajoy
Mon, 11-05-2007 - 9:12am
I really could not get through it all either.
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In reply to: mom2ajoy
Mon, 11-05-2007 - 9:48am
I started to read it and right away its started to go "blah blah blah blah"
   

 

 

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Registered: 01-31-2005
In reply to: mom2ajoy
Mon, 11-05-2007 - 1:34pm
If I had turned that in as a literature review for an undergrad child development class I would have failed.

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Registered: 07-30-2007
In reply to: mom2ajoy
Mon, 11-05-2007 - 1:53pm
Didn't get past the first page - too long - more of the same.

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