We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We may now have scores of sophisticated books written by highly esteemed PhDs and a well-tread, lollipops over Castor oil, time-outs over spankings parenting path, but our progressive march through human history has ultimately produced adults that are… well, still childish.
Worse, we’ve managed to add an extra decade to adolescence.
I have general agreement with these as parenting techniques - were I teaching a parenting class again, I might even use the essay at the link as a a handout. But I think the author overestimates how much good or ill even these approaches mean in the long run. So much is genetic or prenatal, and so much of what remains is washed out in larger factors: excepting the clear abuse and neglect issues, a great deal comes down to - Do your children know you love them? Do they know you want them to do well? The details can vary widely after that, and parenting still succeed.
Assistant VIllage Idiot