Re: Child Rearing

Hara Ra (
Mon, 29 Dec 1997 22:16:27 -0800

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> But until then, I will continue to call
> anyone who makes such gross claims as to know what child rearing
> methods produce violence--or even that child rearing is the
> primary determinant--crackpots.
It may not be Official Science, but reading Dr Miller was personally
very edifying as my family was very dysfunctional in many of the ways
she describes, and please consider reading it ("For Your Own Good") at
least for entertainment's sake. BTW, it has the only explanation I have
ever seen which makes any kind of sense concerning the Nazis.

> I also recognize that this area--and other areas of psychology--
> "scientific" knowledge is so scarce that "crackpot" ideas are
> worth more serious study than in other fields. I would feel just
> as comfortable talking to a shaman about some psychological
> problem as I would a "trained" Freudian, because I know that they
> are equally unscientific, so one is as likely to succeed as the
> other.

Definitely talk to the Shaman first. Freudians are full of it. And if
you need a Shaman, I happen to be one. A Shaman whose basic POV is
Scientific Materialism.

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