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The Challenge of parenting

According to psychoanalysis nursery rhymes have two faces: the gentle, quiet melody is for the baby—it helps him transit from activity and wakefulness to peacefulness and falling asleep. The aggressive lyrics (e.g., "When the Bough breaks, The Cradle will fall, Down tumbles Baby, Cradle and all.") are for the tired, frustrated, 'on the edge' mother that only wants to get rid, at least for a few hours, from the demanding creature, that 'sucks' her out, leaving her empty

 

We often want to think of parenthood as an experience of generosity, giving and mercy. Actually, it is not that pure, and many ghosts and 'devils' are also involved in the process.

 

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Taken on April 9, 2017