2018/03/08: As a parent, you might walk past your child’s room and see her happily typing away on a Google Docs page. “Lovely!” you think. “She’s probably working on her science report or finishing up her essay on the rise of RBG.”
Or, she could be in a secret chat room.
2017/12/07: Out of the 22 countries surveyed, “American parents stood out” as the “most unhappy.” Yes, U.S. parents are miserable and there’s a really simple reason why—lousy family-friendly workplaces. Per the Times, “in countries that had such policies, there was no happiness gap between parents and nonparents.” One expert was quoted by the Times saying she believes “it’s harder to be the parent of a young child and a full-time worker now than 30 years ago.”
The U.S. is far behind the rest of the world when it comes to federally mandated paid parental leave, and while more companies are offering parental leave, there is still a lot to be desired. For instance, only 21% of family leave is taken for new babies. And each year, more than 40 million people, or 18% of the U.S. workforce, spend an average of 24 hours a week providing unpaid care for a chronically ill, disabled, or elderly family member. So parents and families need to either accept their misery or add fighting for change to the long list of things they need to do each day.
2018/11/29: If two-parent families could support themselves with only one parent working outside the home in the past, then something is wrong with “growth” that imposes a de facto need for two incomes.
There needs to be a return to the notion of the oikos, or household, or marriage, as unit, rather than atomized Jane (or as Obama and Orwell both put it, Julia). Matrimony was always intended to be a shared division of labor that would protect the mothers long term interests while raising family. And that marriage needs a rebuttressing by the church in the face of today's pressures.
2009/09/11: the problem of too much screen-time in a household is really a parental problem.
we have lost much of the community that made it easier to raise children. It’s well-documented elsewhere (see Robert Putnam’s work) and I won’t rant, but without safe neighborhoods and at-home parents around, our kids’ lives are quite attenuated, and they rightly expect us to entertain them within these limitations.
Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,rnrn "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will..."rnrnWhen I first found this quote of Buffett's two years ago, something was wrong.rnrnIt was December 2014. I'd found my dream job. Some days, I would be there, sitting at my dream job, and I would think. My god what if I'm still here in 40 years? I don't want to die like this rnrnSomething wasn't right. I'd followed the prescription. Good grades. Leadership. Recommendations. College. Dream Job. I was a winner. I'd finished the race. Here I was in the land of dreams. But something was terribly, terribly wrong.rnrnrnin these last 2 years, I've read over 400 books cover to cover. That decision to start reading was one of the most important decisions in my life.rnrnBooks gave me the courage to travel. Books gave me the conviction to quit my job. Books gave me role models and heroes and meaning in a world where I had none.
There's no such thing as being "ready". You can't be ready for something you can't know. There is no ready. There is only the decision to have a child or not to have a child. That's all preparation
Whatever you think of Sheryl Sandberg, her book Lean In achieved one very important objective: it exposed the deep class divide within American feminism.
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We all did so well keeping our kids away from obvious traps like 4chan, but it turns out that during those endless unsupervised hours watching Minecraft videos and Twitch streams, their hosts were muttering on about anime and black IQs and what to do about The Jews. And now our kids are hitting their teens,