I don’t recall questioning my parenting like parents do these days. My daughter has more self-doubts raising her six-year-old son than we did with all five of our children. What’s changed?
A whole lot. Too many to elaborate here, but two stand out: society and me.
Society. Throughout history, societies changed ever so imperceptibly. Their structure, beliefs, morals, if they did shift, did so over many decades. Consequently, from one generation to the next, the social milieu in which children were raised stayed predictably constant.