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“When it comes to parenting, mothers are God. They created you”

Really? I thought God did, my mistake. Anyway, that is the take of an author in this MSNBC article entitled, a href=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19092063/””‘Momblocked’ mothers feel edged out by dads”/a (Thanks to reader David who sent me the link):br /br /blockquoteMoms who feel edged out should take heart, says Philip Lerman, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0738211001?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0738211001″em Dadditude: How a Real Man Became a Real Dad./em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0738211001″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br /br /“When it comes to parenting, mothers are God. They created you,” Lerman says. “You don’t go to God and say, ‘What have you done for me lately?’ Mothers have this incredible, undeniable bond with the child. Fathers are always just trying to catch up.” /blockquotebr /br /The article points out that many women feel upset now that they are working on careers and their husbands are getting more confident with caring for the kids, and the kids (gasp!) sometimes prefer dad. And other horrible problems are occurring–Dads are not being as PC as some moms would like:br /br /blockquoteBesides momblocking, McClure-Metz says her family also has had to come to terms with different parenting styles when Dad is in charge in their Los Angeles home.br /br /“What I’ve noticed with my husband and other stay-at-home dads is that they like to fly by the seat of their pants,” she says. “Consulting a book to them seems like asking for directions. Consequently, they use some interesting, un-PC parenting tactics. I’ve caught my husband saying things like, ‘If you don’t put that back you’ll never have another cookie in your life,’ or, ‘Do you want a birthday party? Because if you don’t stop doing that, I’m going to cancel your birthday party.’” br /br /She also found herself wondering about the more aggressive activities her husband seems to promote. Take the wrestling moves.br /br /“My husband likes to pretend to pile drive our daughter. He acts like he’s going to go right on her but he goes to the side and they think it’s the funniest thing in the world,” McClure-Metz says. “Our daughter now loves to wrestle. I never counted on that.” /blockquotebr /br /A girl who wrestles–what is the world coming to? Maybe it’s time to stop telling moms that they are “God” to their children and are just human beings like everyone else–including Dad. Just remember a href=”http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/1194.html”the wise words of Kahlil Gibran:/a br /br /blockquoteYour children are not your children.br /br /They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.br /br /They come through you but not from you,br /br /And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you./blockquotebr /br /strongUpdate:/strong This thread is closed–thanks to all who participated.