A satire piece on parenting from The Onion to lighten the mood...seems to tie in:

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Signorina, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    Study Finds Every Style Of Parenting Produces Disturbed, Miserable Adults

    SANTA ROSA, CA—A study released by the California Parenting Institute Tuesday shows that every style of parenting inevitably causes children to grow into profoundly unhappy adults. "Our research suggests that while overprotective parenting ultimately produces adults unprepared to contend with life's difficulties, highly permissive parenting leads to feelings of bitterness and isolation throughout adulthood," lead researcher Daniel Porter said. "And, interestingly, we found that anything between those two extremes is equally damaging, always resulting in an adult who suffers from some debilitating combination of unpreparedness and isolation. Despite great variance in parenting styles across populations, the end product is always the same: a profoundly flawed and joyless human being." The study did find, however, that adults often achieve temporary happiness when they have children of their own to perpetuate the cycle of human misery.


    The Onion is a satirical newspaper - there is no study LOL)

  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    LOL...this reminds me of what I used to tell my kids when they were teens and complaining about how I was ruining their lives. I told them that I was giving them plenty of good stuff to tell their therapists when they got them in middle age!