Parenting When It’s Hard

Ike 2Shortly after I published “Not A Kid Person,” about my struggle to accept children, the Atlantic ran a book review on Selfish, Shallow, And Self-Absorbeda collection of essays in defense of elective childlessness.

Several of the article’s arguments or assumptions irritated me.  After stopping to think about why, I realized that many of the attitudes the authors express were mine before I had children. Is anything as galling as our own mistakes displayed by others?

Ike 1I am grateful that Ethika Politika invited me to write a response to that review, and “Parenting When It’s Hard” ran today.  It about half of what I wanted to say, so hopefully I’ll get around to penning the other bit soon, but please check out the article. I’d be glad to hear your thoughts.


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