It is depressing to me that in spite of all the good books, and all the support which is available hardly a day goes by without other parents I know telling their children "Tu veux la fessée?" (Do you want me to smack you?) or "Do you want to make me angry?". In Switzerland, where I live, moms feel they have been successful at breastfeeding when they have nursed for 3 months. Babies are supposed to sleep through by age 6 months, and sleep through is not the Elizabeth Pantley's definition of 5 hours, but 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (= a lot of CIO). Light spanking - which is in fact more a form of shaming than physically hurting - or punishments - like loss of Game Boy or TV privileges -are basically the only rule in all the families I know. If it were not for this forum, I would think I am the only one person trying a different approach. What kind of a generation are we raising?
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4/5/05 at 5:37am