The View From 1776

What’s the matter with kids today?

Having more working and divorced mothers has taken a toll on American society.

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jane Eisner’s recent article, American Rhythms | What’s the matter with kids today? , deals with the problems that have come to characterize too many Americans since the “liberation” of women by the 1960s and 1970s Baby Boomer student activism and President Johnson’s socialist Great Society.  Ms. Eisner’s starting point is her commentary on Mary Eberstadt’s “Home Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and other Parent Substitutes.”

The article describes the corrosive effects on family life covered in Why Did Mothers Begin Leaving Kids in Day-Care?.

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