Spoiled Children of Divorce

Married Parents v. Divorced Parents
February 1, 2011, 1:25 am
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It seems that when parents are divorced and single they are very, very aware of how open they must be to all types of living and ways of life (I know that Iceland and Africa say they have these attitudes all the time so I’m talking about the United States here).  Divorced parents see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.  They are extremely sensitive to how it feels to be judged.

Once parents are married, however, they return to that closed-minded, self satisfied attitude of superiority over those who are living different lifestyles.  I doubt it makes a difference if it’s a first, second, third or fourth marriage.  They seem to just snap back into that closed off mindset: family values.

I guess this is the reason why a person like Po Bronson would write a “modern” book about parenting and avoid discussing Divorce.  He is currently married.  Therefore, he can’t think about Divorce, or he might “catch it.”  Sorry to be critical of Bronson, I’m enjoying his book, but these pop books on parenting so lack the sensitivity, fascination, intelligence and humanity of the Gessell Center books.  Maybe kids from divorce are lucky, and are more free from this generation of parents who thinks of them as part of a data set.


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