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(Science Daily)   Modern parenting hinders brain development. This explains quite a bit   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 23
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2013-01-07 04:43:09 PM
7 votes:
bangsandabun.com
2013-01-07 05:20:14 PM
4 votes:

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.
2013-01-07 05:19:12 PM
4 votes:

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.
2013-01-07 05:05:50 PM
4 votes:
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.
2013-01-07 05:17:25 PM
3 votes:
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.
2013-01-07 05:13:43 PM
3 votes:
I would venture that impaired brain development causes a lot of modern parenting..
2013-01-07 05:48:54 PM
2 votes:
This is why I don't parent my children... I'm going with the free range strategy. Just scatter some feed from time to time and let nature do the rest.
2013-01-07 05:23:20 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-01-08 12:07:24 AM
1 votes:
When my Mother realized I could hold my breath until I turned blue but not until it killed me, she relaxed her parenting techniques considerably.

But I had her freaking there for a while!
2013-01-07 10:34:07 PM
1 votes:
Yeah.. we co-slept with our kids.. heck, still often sleep with them and they're 2, 5, and 7.. they were all breastfed until 18 months, and NEVER cried ANYTHING out.

My wife was just telling me how she has heard parents talk or facebook about sitting in another room while their infant or toddler wales for a parent to come pick it up and they sit there in another room "letting them cry it out" because some jackass told them that's what a parent is supposed to do in order to condition the child to not expect their parents to show them compassion.. and describing this as a parent as being "torture" or "the hardest thing I've ever done".

Yeah, you know why it feels like that... because tens of thousands of years of humanity, and the souls of dozens of generations of dead ancestors are screaming at you to GO GET THAT BABY AND HOLD IT, YA JACKWAGON!!!

They come into this world entirely dependent on you... you don't get a trophy for making them non-dependent faster than everyone else. You've got 18 years to slowly foster independence, ya don't have to do it all in the first 2 years, you know.
2013-01-07 06:47:01 PM
1 votes:

dopekitty74: Evil Twin Skippy: Raptop: I call BS

I call double BS. It starts off with how formula is the devil and breast feeding is best, and proceeds to lose credibility from there.

Breastfeeding IS the best. That's what they're meant to drink. Breastfed babies have better immune systems and less allergies


And as long as youre not a self righteous prick about your opinion, thats okay. When you use your opinion to make new mothers feel like failures and get PPD about their inability to breast feed, thats when you become a waste of space on the planet who should be on lifes ignore list.

Thats a subject that you should NEVER freely give your opinion on.. wait until youre asked. If no one asks, thats because no one cares what you think.

/Not that YOU are, just saying...
2013-01-07 06:45:03 PM
1 votes:

Frankenstorm: Zombie parenting encourages a hunger for knowledge.


Then how do you explain the lack of American scholars these days?
2013-01-07 06:40:06 PM
1 votes:

Raoul Eaton: FTA:
"Ill-advised practices and beliefs have become commonplace in our culture, such as the use of infant formula, the isolation of infants in their own rooms or the belief that responding too quickly to a fussing baby will 'spoil' it," Narvaez says.

Are we back in 1925? That's when parents were told the best practice was to ignore your kid as much as possible.


Apparently it worked. They were spawning the "greatest generation" at that time.
2013-01-07 06:00:43 PM
1 votes:

LarryDan43: 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.


my worst mistake after first leaving the nest was putting dish soap in the dishwasher. didn't make that mistake again. though, i did have some extremely clean kitchen floors.

/ they really should put a warning on dishsoap = not for dishwasher.
// the rest of life is really pretty simple. if common sense doesn't solve the issue, reading the directions will. that even holds true for basic car maintenance. oh yeah, and auto shop employees are usually pretty helpful, at least for all my windshield, headlight, air filter, basic maintenance issues.
/// however, DIY plumbing is a farking pain in the ass. next time I'm calling a plumber. cutting pvc pipe and using solvent/cement/etc is not worth it. although, after three failures, i did manage to re-plumb a kitchen sink correctly. so, I only felt like a failure for the inefficiency. i would have saved money by hiring a plumber, paying him, and not wasting time from my compensable labor
//// did not grow up with a lot of DIY knoweldge. but, i studied philosophy, so i can make/fix/break anything with enough time and enough opportunities for trial and error.
2013-01-07 05:59:00 PM
1 votes:
"Studies show that responding to a baby's needs (not letting a baby "cry it out") has been shown to influence the development of conscience"

And eventually your baby realizes that doing a fake cry gets you to come when he wants attention rather than going to sleep. That's the cry you ignore, it's not hard to differentiate. Babies are shiatty actors.
2013-01-07 05:32:45 PM
1 votes:

SubjectVerb: I am going to follow everything my mother did (which is wrong according to this idiot author) since I scored off the charts on all standardized tests and graduated college with a 4.0.

/not bragging, offering evidence that this article is BS


With hardcore anecdote-as-proof reasoning there, well... I'm sure you can weave some great baskets in any depth of water with your degree.
2013-01-07 05:29:18 PM
1 votes:
My dog did the cutest thing the other day...
2013-01-07 05:29:03 PM
1 votes:
Adam Lanza was breastfed
2013-01-07 05:22:16 PM
1 votes:
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?
2013-01-07 05:16:51 PM
1 votes:
Zombie parenting encourages a hunger for knowledge.
2013-01-07 05:16:18 PM
1 votes:
Teh article in a nutshell: Multiple variables influence multiple outcomes in a heterogeneous population experiencing various outside influences over long periods of time.

24.media.tumblr.com
2013-01-07 05:07:32 PM
1 votes:
An article trying to tell me how to raise my kid? Get bent article writer.

/USA!
2013-01-07 05:05:32 PM
1 votes:
Spank your horrible children.
 
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