I have seriously been a mother for too long because not one of these ‘radical parenting’ families on the Discovery Health Channel program (USA) sounds remotely radical to me. Sigh, cos I like a good gasp now and then.
This one hour special explores several different families extreme forms of parenting. From attachment parenting to raising a child gender neutral to raising child without consequences. In the diverse world we live in there are some pretty extreme ways.
And you know, I come across all crunchy granola but I’m not really that crunchy granola. In fact my friend, who is that crunchy has begun to tease me about my blog. She has a point. Lately I have written about slings, Montessori schooling, vegetarianism, co-sleeping, homebirth, breastfeeding, veggie gardens, and just generally chewing the granola loudly and crunchily. Total fraud. Actually, we’re a household who swears (why yes, in front of the children too), watches TV, plays video games (some of us at least, and semi-violent ones even), eats take-away food (yes, also fast food), hospital-births, uses disposable nappies (ok, but we use the biodegradable ones so is that sort of crunchy?) and buys plastic toys.
Just coming clean.
Incidentally the ‘radical parents’ will be guests on The Feminist Breeder’s blog radio show (she was herself one of the featured ‘radical parents’ on the Discovery Health program on account of raising her sons with gender neutrality – yay for feminism) later this month.