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The 5 Creepiest 'Progressive' Parenting Fads [WARNING: They're not kidding!]
Cracked.com ^ | March 25, 2012 | Dawn Morrow

Posted on 03/25/2012 9:38:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

We've shown before how nightmarish and cruel good intentions can be when parenting. You don't want to be your old-fashioned, neglectful parents; no, you're the wave of the future, and your kids are the waviest of the future, and you know it.

And then that entire line of thinking gets completely out of hand and ridiculous stuff like this starts happening.

(Excerpt) Read more at cracked.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
WARNING: Strong language, truly disturbing "parenting." May make you weep for the future of society.
1 posted on 03/25/2012 9:38:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
So many sociopathologies, so little time...


2 posted on 03/25/2012 9:42:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What nonsense. God help us.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 9:45:46 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Pretty much what I said.


4 posted on 03/25/2012 9:47:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have an ultra-hippie “colleague” who breast feeds her 6 year old son. It is the most disgusting and disturbing thing I have ever witnessed.


5 posted on 03/25/2012 9:48:23 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: VictoryGal

You. Gotta. Be. Kidding. Me.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 9:49:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s Cracked.com. It’s a joke.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 9:50:57 AM PDT by mlo
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To: mlo

It’s not a joke. Check the links.


8 posted on 03/25/2012 9:52:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: VictoryGal

Ugh. Just ugh.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 9:52:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


10 posted on 03/25/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: carriage_hill

I wish I was kidding. I want to vomit just thinking about it.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 9:54:01 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The future of our once great country.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 9:56:23 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nothing wrong with an occasional spanking when they are doing something dangerous or willfully disrespectful.


13 posted on 03/25/2012 9:57:11 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nothing surprises me anymore..


14 posted on 03/25/2012 9:58:19 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can remember that breastfeeding of 7yr olds issue, back over 30 yrs ago


15 posted on 03/25/2012 10:00:49 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Slings and Arrows

From the description on Cracked.com it would seem likely that the current resident of the White House is an Indigo Kid - at least in his own mind and what is left of the minds of his worshippers.


16 posted on 03/25/2012 10:04:23 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: maine yankee
Lord of the Flies, coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
17 posted on 03/25/2012 10:04:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow. That’s just scary....makes me fear for the future. Some parents just take it to far. Like this one I read about a mom who is constantly on her 7 year old to lose weight(a Vogue editor so I guess it is kind of expected)
I understand being concerned about your kids weight but you don’t have to give them a complex over it.....
link to story

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2119331/Vogue-writer-Dara-Lynn-Weiss-obese-7-year-old-daughter-strict-diet.html


18 posted on 03/25/2012 10:05:33 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Slings and Arrows
Oh holy cannoli we had one of those "Orgasmic Childbirth" loonies on here a few years back. She said that something that she called a "gentle drug free ecstatic childbirth" cured everything from cancer to dandruff and made you poop candy corn.

I told her that she was insane. Which, now that I think about it, understated the case considerably.

19 posted on 03/25/2012 10:06:24 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: 43north
From the description on Cracked.com it would seem likely that the current resident of the White House is an Indigo Kid

I thought he was a lightworker. </sarc>

20 posted on 03/25/2012 10:07:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I’m not sure whether to be glad or sorry that I missed that oe.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 10:09:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ProgressingAmerica

Lighthearted? Look at progerssives, ping.


22 posted on 03/25/2012 10:13:56 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

23 posted on 03/25/2012 10:17:12 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: VictoryGal

I’ve heard about 2 and 3 yr old kids being breast-fed, and that freaked me out, but 6yrs old? That’s... that’s... well, you know, VG.


24 posted on 03/25/2012 10:20:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: EEGator

Pretty much, yeah.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 10:30:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: VictoryGal

Imagine the long term effect/consequences this will have on the kid as he grows up having been “nutured” in the utopian collectivist hippie world. What kind of work does mommy do? Just curious.


26 posted on 03/25/2012 10:37:32 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Slings and Arrows

Indigo Children, How apropos.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 10:40:26 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mlo

No, it isn’t. Cracked is actually correct on these hare-brained trends.
* There is actually a TV show or special on “Indigo Children”, where parents talk about their “indigos”.
* I’ve seen 3 year olds breastfed. I stopped when mine had teeth at six months.
* I had a doula tell me about “orgasmic childbirth”, but after trying regular drug free childbirth, I demanded an epidural.
* “To train up a child” is the anti-Dr. Spock “never discipline them” book. Not always right, but not as wrong as this article.
* This Cracked.com left out “Elimination Communication”, where parents claim to be diaper free and watch their babies and toddlers endlessly for when they’ll pee and poop and then say that every incident is an accident. Parents become child centered because failure means a big mess on the floor. And unlike letting a 2-3 year old child run around outside sans diaper to notice when they go while merely fertilizing the grass, some of these “elimination communication” idiots expect to bring their children into public or your home.


28 posted on 03/25/2012 11:11:57 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Starboard

My guess is that they grow up to become OWS.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 11:13:49 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Slings and Arrows

Unbelievable.


30 posted on 03/25/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Darren McCarty
All too believable, IMO.
31 posted on 03/25/2012 11:49:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m surprised they didn’t mention the trend of the mother “eating the placenta” that was popular about 10 years ago.


32 posted on 03/25/2012 6:49:40 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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I’m surprised they didn’t mention the trend of the mother “eating the placenta” that was popular about 10 years ago.

I'm glad I already finished supper.

33 posted on 03/25/2012 7:24:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: VictoryGal

I imagine you have heard how many Mexican/Latino moms raise their young sons up to the age of 6-8 right?
It’s to build up their “Macho”.

Pretty sick.....


34 posted on 03/26/2012 9:02:38 PM PDT by mowowie
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