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Anarchist Parenting

Authoritarian parents are not unloving, rejecting, or cruel. Like the vast majority of parents, they do what they consider to be the best for their children. But the authoritarian adult is the kind of person whose view of the social world is extremely highly structured, and the structure is very much based on considerations of power strength, of in-groups and out-groups.
Authoritarian parents are not unloving, rejecting, or cruel. Like the vast majority of parents, they do what they consider to be the best for their children. But the authoritarian adult is the kind of person whose view of the social world is extremely highly structured, and the structure is very much based on considerations of power strength, of in-groups and out-groups. It is a very black-and-white picture of the social world, so that there tends to be a complete acceptance of the mores of his own group, and, with that, a complete rejection of those of other groups. One of the manifestations of this is prejudice: colour-prejudice, anti-semitic prejudice - all these things tend to go with authoritarianism...

One mother, for instance, said to me, quite kindly: "In bringing up children obedience is the first essential. I'm older than the children. They must learn to respect what I say. They must learn to do what I say. This is the only way I can save them from the world". If you think about this, it is like somebody leading a pet dog through a dangerous jungle; it is not like one human being talking aboot another human being. Whereas another mother from a non-authoritarian group said: "It's very difficult to say what you should do with children, because really anything you can find that makes things easier and pleasanter for you will be good for them. I just take it easy with my children, and it works".


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 http://www.anarchistparenting.com/

Very interesting site. Remember, it all starts at home.

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radical parenting... 17.Nov.2002 11:58

destroyallmonsters tues@attbi.com

great post, thanks for this...

i wonder if you've got any more links to radical parenting?

happy anarchist child 17.Nov.2002 20:59

i like pictures

happy anarchist child
happy anarchist child

actual parent 17.Nov.2002 23:39

parent

SHUT UP!!!! Do what I say or else, be authoritive means- have the power. Carry on the amerikan cycle of nuclear family abuse. BEAT, SMACK,DICSIPLINE,IF YOU SPARE THE ROD YOU WILL SPOIL THE CHILD. I beg any parent with love in their heart do-not go down the dark path. Simply very fucking simply watch, and protect. That's it enjoy the ride, and do all that you can to dismantle this capitalist system- through education and direct action so that the little one can have a chance to breathe clean air, and not be a slave. cheers