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Join us as we discuss the Idle Parent Manifesto, as found in Tom Hodgkinson’s book The Idle Parent.
The Idle Parent: Laid Back or Lazy?
We reject the idea that parenting requires hard work.
We pledge to leave our children alone.
We reject the rampant consumerism that invades children’s lives from the moment they are born.
We read them poetry and fantastic stories without morals.
We drink alcohol without guilt.
Reject the inner Puritan.
We don’t waste money on family days and holidays.
An idle parent is a thrifty parent.
We lie in bed as long as possible.
We try not to interfere.
We play in the field and forests.
We push them into the garden and shut the door so we can clean the house.
We work as little as possible, particularly when the kids are small.
Time is more important than money.
Happy mess is better than miserable tidiness.
Down with school.
We fill the house with music & merriment.
We reject healthy and safety guidelines.
We embrace responsibility.
There are many paths.
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