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Radical Parenting

October 6, 2010

Do you want to know what radical parenting is? Really is?

Radical parenting is being able to raise a healthy and happy child prepared for adulthood without burdening that child with the parent’s baggage. That is what radical parenting is. It is radical because few parents (if any) can do it successfully.

    • Edna permalink
      October 7, 2010 2:18 am

      That’s sick! Makes me want to go kill something and it wouldn’t be my daughter if I had one.

    • October 7, 2010 7:48 pm


  1. October 6, 2010 11:31 pm

    Yet, some so-called radicals will nastily say, “Having a daughter isn’t a fucking virtue, either. It’s pure LUCK. Pregnancy=50/50,” as if a mother of a girl is getting special/extra points for having a girl or is getting equal points. FUCK YOU! The number one thing that made me want to hit someone in the fucking mouth when after asking me “What I am going to have?” say, “So, you are not disappointed you are not having a boy?” If society does not think it is superior to have boys then why would I possibly be disappointed for not having one, especially if I never said/implied I wanted one.

  2. October 7, 2010 12:24 am

    Actually, I am commenting on a post I haven’t written yet.

  3. October 7, 2010 7:54 pm

    Also, this reminds me of my friend, not a radical feminist, just a lesbian who wanted to have a baby so went the sperm bank route, and knew she only wanted to have one child, and expressed to a different friend than me that she felt a little grief when she found out it wasn’t going to be a girl. Guilty grief, I might add. But not enough guilt for this other friend, who proceeding to tell her off for bad-person-ness for having wished for a daughter. I found all of this out by way of my friend saying to me, “I want to say something I’ve been feeling but I need to ask you not to shame me for it, because so-and-so did when I told her.” The fact that she even worried that I might be someone who would do the same broke my heart a little. But if I were her, I would have worried too, about any/everyone (present company excepted) doing the same thing.

    This other friend, by the way, someone who’d been her best friend growing up and with whom she was still close (i.e., someone who actually knew she was not a man-hatin’ boy-baby-killer)?

    Hetero mother of a boy.

  4. October 8, 2010 1:46 am

    Yes, that whole “It’s 50/50, so there’s nothing special about having a girl” thing is just BS. The whole of male society believes there’s nothing special about having a girl, after all. That alone should tell the radical(s) in question that their analysis is off. Just because something may be a matter of chance, it doesn’t mean that same something can’t be radical, or more radical than some other thing, in our context. Sheesh.

    And Joan, that mother of a boy sounds so typical. She’s asserting her place at the top of the mom heap by insisting that this mother-to-be aspire to the same station. If other women don’t aspire to it, her own footing is left unsure.

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