Don’t you dare ‘parentify’ your child, you monster! [Darleen Click]
First off, Ruskin’s tone runs almost hysterical in her rant that children should never be left alone for any moment of their lives until, maybe, 11/12/13 years old … and then, only inside the home and only in “short spurts”, like maybe 30 minutes or so.
If the environment in which you leave your child isn’t “safe and predictable”, you’re abdicating your parental responsibilities; you are expecting your child to assume some of these responsibilities for themselves in an act of “parentification”.
Um, I thought the whole purpose of parenting was to give ever increasing responsibilities to your child in order for them to grow into adulthood? Silly, [criminal] me!
Ruskin aggressively asserts that not wrapping your kids in a cloak of smothering, 24/7, direct supervision equals “not caring.”
I want to know if she, herself, is in current therapy. If not, why the hell not?
h/t Free range kidsTags: parenting