Parenting

Parenting takes a village

January 3, 2017

We’ve heard that parenting takes a village, right? Or, at least, that it takes a village to raise a child, right? However, we modern Americans think we’re beyond this village-child raising concept. The image of long gone villages, thousands of miles away, pop up in our heads, of people with all the time in the world with no real job to get to. The village thing just doesn’t seem relevant to us. We think: “wouldn’t that be nice. However, unfortunately, it isn’t possible in today’s society and hectic times.” Furthermore, we parents have learned to feel guilty if we can’t do it all. We feel that we’re expected to work long hard hours at work and then come home and make everything...

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