Steve Biddulph: Raising Babies

Review spoiler You should read Raising Babies if: Your heart hurts when (thinking of) dropping your child off in daycare. Your inner voice is telling you that your child shouldn’t be spending most of its time without you You’re wondering whether or not daycare will harm your child You want evidence based answers to the questions, your heart is asking you You shouldn’t read Raising Babies if: You want to feel good about dropping your child off in daycare. Sure you want to read on? Brace yourself – here goes the review… The British psychologist Steve Biddulph wrote Raising Babies in 2006. The book has two different subtitles; the careful one “Why your love is best” and the one, where...

Hjemmefar: De nære, kære og svære relationer

Gæsteindlæg af @hjemmefar Far til to børn, som han un/worldschooler, sammen med sin hustru. Redaktørnote: Kulturkritisk Forum behandler ofte emnet ?socialisering?, som det debatteres i relation til institutionalisering af børn – og derfor også modpolerne hertil, som fx hjemmelivet for små børn, hjemmeskole, unschooling, worldschooling etc. Indlægget fra @hjemmefar er et bidrag til forståelsen af hvordan det såkaldte ?socialisering? kan udspille sig, når det ikke foregår i kunstigt opstillede miljøer med jævnaldrende, som vi kender det fra fx dagplejer, vuggestuer, børnehaver og folkeskoler. Exit leverpostejshverdag Vi er en lille børnefamilie på to voksne og to børn. En i skolealderen og en i børnehavealderen. Introduktionen her lyder helt almindelig for en gennemsnitlig børnefamilie med forældre i midt-trediverne som os. Alligevel afviger...

Should children be “socialized”?

The eternal question for stay-at-home-parents and home/unschoolers. The question, I have never fully understood the meaning of – and therefore never really had an answer to. But still, it seems to be a concern for many parents that their child will not get ?socialized? (enough?), if it doesn?t attend a daycareinstitution/school of some sort. But should they – get ?socialized?? And if so, what does it even mean? My sister says that children are not dogs; they don?t need to be ?socialized? – they ARE social creatures by nature. And my dear friend says that it is not about the quantity of ?socialization? but the quality. Meaning children do not need to be around a lot of other kids (their...

“Mor og far ved bedst”

I vinteren 2019 medvirkede jeg – sammen med journalist Sara Alfort – i en Radio 24/7 Mikrofonholder podcast om forældredeterminisme vs. omsorgsrevolution. Du kan finde podcasten her.