This post is a lil dated, but as a parent, I still face it every day. The kid is learning to ride a bike. He specifically states to “don’t let go until I say so” and the Mom enters into a verbal contract by saying, “I won’t!” Then SHE LETS GO! WTF? Are you kidding me right now? You need to build a child’s trust. When I say, “Eat your dinner or no dessert” it is not a veiled threat. It is the details of our negotiation and I will stand by it. Either maintain your child’s trust or reap the consequences.
Don’t get me started on P&G’s Mom-only campaign they ran during the Rio Olympics. At least that one is honest, if sexist (Dads Parent too) and it is what drives stereotyping.
You want to know what’s wrong with America? Look no further.