The Ultimate Authoritarian Parent is Capitalism
I have been writing a lot this week. Too much. Communication pieces and internal analysis and press releases and sponsorship requests. I don’t have a lot in me right now but I missed last week’s unschooling post and I didn’t want to fall behind another week. So here I am. Whew.
I was lying in bed trying to sleep last night (all that writing is tied directly to stressful tasks) and was thinking about how traditional parenting approaches believe that reward and punishment will reshape a child to be more inline with parental ideals. It’s bullshit, we know this, but it’s interesting to examine how we came to colonial parenting practices came to believe this as a good approach to raising a child.