Monday, January 18, 2010

Boys will be girls...sort of.

For yet another "study" that leaves me confused, check out today's column in The Daily Caller. I'd love to hear what you think about it.

At it's most extreme, could it be possible to "breed" docile behavior into humanity? A kind of 'Stepford Husbands?' Would we really want to?

Hope you enjoy.


Richard said...

I work for a company that makes cables & wiring harnesses. Europe and Asia (but NOT the U.S.) have begun promulgating regulations to limit or eliminate phthalates in electrical equipment and materials. It probably applies to other items also, but since I work in the electrical industry, I am most familiar with these restrictions.

Anyway, I agree when you say "is “feminized” play by boys wrong?" Real parenting is more important than any (well, most) chemical exposure. We all know it's tough these days, both parents working, etc. We used day care for my son, but only for a few hours a day, 4 days a week. Couples who work 12 to 14 hours days, and have nannies raise their kids might just be worse than the phthalates. Maybe that sounds old-fashioned.

renee said...

Thanks for the information, and adding to the discussion, Richard.

I think you make a good point about the influence parents have. It may well be old-fashioned and every single parent I know is flawed in some way (including me of course!) but maybe even a flawed parent is better than the best child care expert when it comes to raising their children.