Time magazine’s new issue features a three-year-old, who actually looks about 10, suckling his mom. The cover story is about attachment parenting, which involves keeping your child as close to you as possible for as long as possible. This may include breastfeeding him well past his first birthday, in some cases even until he can say “Mom, let me get some of that titty.”
Attachment parenting was championed by Dr. Bill Sears in his 1992 bestseller, “The Baby Book.” The concept might have also been featured in the popular website and humor book, “Stuff White People Like.” The parenting style is supposed to result in a child who’s empathetic and able to socially connect to people as an adult. But if a family who practices attachment parenting is featured on the cover of a magazine with a circulation of three million it can also result in the child having his ass kicked from the day he starts school (by a bully like Mitt Romney).
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