Wednesday, April 07, 2004

When child-centred equals self-centred

The Atlantic Online previews letters on Caitlin Flanagan's "nanny problems."

—"The fact that Caitlin Flanagan has taken her children to eight birthday parties in a month is not, in my view, an example of 'the way that adult middle-class life has become so intensely, laughably child-centered.' The very subject of her piece belies this notion and makes it an absurd statement. If legions of women who can afford to raise their own children choose not to do so, and spend the majority of their hours away from their children, what about this is 'child-centered'?" (Elizabeth Weinstein, Tully, N.Y.)

Ya. What she said.

(The May Atlantic will be online April 13.)

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