I can tell you, it's the kids who push out themselves and you really, really can't do anything about it (just try not to scream, because it hurts) ...
yeah, and last time I checked, it's a kind of twenty plus something years endeavour. Even if we wanted to be around for more than this "solely pushing purpose", it's kinda difficult, once we accepted allowing the kids to push themselves out of us and into our lives for the next twenty years or so (of course all that at the same time of going to school, working full time) to make this kid rasing business a short-term, freelance, third side-job kind of activity.
There is a lot of talk going on about all these lonely, left alone, neglected, frustrated, lowly self-esteemed, confused, attention deficit disordered, hyperactive, bullying, suicital kids, making schools and life a place of hell for themselves.
At the same time women realize that there might be a slight relationship between how we manage our kid pushing business and school/work business together with our non-kid pushing and absent minded partners and the way our kids turn out to be not so happy, not so strong and not so well adjusted and not so well educated.
So, when did you last complain about "jerk parents, who don't give a damn" about what's going on with their kids ? Which way do you want to have it ? Want to be progressive, supporting the women "to have it all", make that kid-pushing thing a sanitized version of "petri-dish-fertilization"-kind experiment, leaving the incubation and growing up phase to the laboratory technicians, to produce some weakly second tier human-like kiddie ?
What a nice government, who actually thinks about the kid-pushing business to be worth some attention. Germany has also a very low birth rate since quite some time, our government gives us a lot of monetary incentives and lot of social security to make us more willing kid-pushers. I think it's a nice first step, though it really doesn't cut the deal, you know.
You will find some women, who are old enough to know enough about your so-called pre-war social system and who are young enough to lived this post-war, progressive, feministic paradise of a social system, where you "don't have it all", but "have to do it all". They will tell you, that it just ain't that simple.
How about giving this kid-pushing business a royal treatment and ask everybody to pay the decent price it deserves for it ?
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