Now childhood has become an endless state of preciousness, in which anything remotely untoward has become an issue of KILLING YOUR CHILDREN. And so if a parent now leaves a pack of cigarettes on a table and then her toddler sees them and she snatches them away, SHE IS PRETTY MUCH A MURDERER.
When I was a kid, my mom took me to NYC on a business trip. I remember her giving me thirty bucks and a MTA day pass while telling me to entertain myself until she got off work and we could go to dinner.
Some people think thats super dangerous or bad parenting, but its stuff like that’s made me to be more self-reliant and street smart than most kids my age who have been coddled their entire lives. These little escapades instilled a sense of adventure in me and, most importantly, it showed that she trusted and believed in me.
My mother taught me confidence. What are these kids learning?
How does one reblog something into a group?
Why isn’t there a followable/archive version of the Radar?