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Spock's Guide to Child Neglect: should be burned!!
on 28 February 2014
Did you know...? Did you know that not just one but two of Dr. Spock's children committed suicide!? And would't you agree that this reflects badly on his parenting skills?
Child rearing has been done for thousands of years without any "advice" from doctors and it's purely a biological function, an instinctive function. Human are mammals and we don't need advice on how to let a child just lie there when it's crying and by doing so indicates its needs! Dr. Spock 's basic premises is that the mother should just go against her natural instincts and totally ignore the needs of the baby. Instead she just follow his "schedule" for feeding! What a fool! How did he make it up? he must have been jealous of the attention his wife gave to their babies, or tired of the diaper smells. "Get that child out of my face woman!!" would be another synopsis of this Guide to Child Neglect. But don't forget, this man somehow got respect and admiration for his heinous crimes against humanity. What does a male know about child-rearing?
It makes me really sad to see that the book of this child abuser is (after over 40 years!) still being sold. For one, the content is obviously very much outdated now. Two, the advice of this man has ruined many people's lives. A child is at its most vulnerable before it can walk or speak. That is exactly when this child abuser pops his head around the corner and starts spouting his inanities.
I am not an advocate of book burnings, but this book should be burned en masse, huge piles of it. Dr Spock's remaining family -although I feel sad for what they must have suffered while living with this vicious psychopath - should be forced to pay damages to all the survivors of his "child rearing" methods.