One thing that's on my nerves lately is when parents openly talk about how having their kids around 24/7 and having to fill roles in their lives they weren't prepared to (teacher, more frequent playmate and social outlet, etc) is effecting their mental health, and some assclown says "I guess you don't like your kids" or "Having your kids outside the house was a crutch and you're mentally unstable." Kids are supposed to be out in the community and have their own lives! Stop being an asshole!
(And it's hard to be a mental health support for someone who has had their whole life pulled out from under them when they had little control or independence to begin with – school and friendships are the world to kids – while you're dealing with similar uncertainty. Parents, you're doing great.)
@erinbee I feel incredibly seen. Thank you for this post.
@benhamill Everything is so tough right now! Solidarity ✊
@erinbee On top of the incredible amount of invisible pressure parents *were already feeling* prior to All This... this is spot on. Thank you.
@erinbee The nuclear family is a capitalist aberration. In a classless future society it will be seen as one of the more barbaric features of our times.
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