No big long winded post today, just something I’ve been wondering about:
With all of the parenting magazines, books, blogs, podcasts, products, websites, classes, etc., are parents of today just … wimps? Is parenting that much harder these days that we need all this support to help us make it through parenthood?
Or could it be that parenting back in the day only seemed easier because there really wasn’t anyone to complain to? There wasn’t any internet, no Facebook, no AIM. No such thing as having a blog and people you didn’t even know would leave comments telling you they knew exactly how you feel.
Or did we help each other out more back then? I know we lived across the street from my grandmother and she would watch us when my parents went to work. When they got home, we would walk across the street to go home. But now you can’t really do that because people don’t retire like they used to. Combine that with people having babies earlier, then grandparents aren’t able to help with the kids as much anymore.
Let me know what you think. Is parenting harder or easier than it was back in the day?