Parenting “Little House” Style–If Only We Could

One of the most venerable online publications, Slate, has delivered my favorite type of writing: the kind that combines Laura Ingalls Wilder, modern times, and parenting all in one:

This tempts me to let loose the Laura Ingalls Wilder lecture. No, I won’t spare you. In The Little House in the Big Woods, when Laura is about 5, she gets one rag doll named Charlotte. One.

Here’s the full article.

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One Response to Parenting “Little House” Style–If Only We Could

  1. Laura says:

    I fully agree. As I look back on my parenting I think I gave my children too much. I didn’t have a deprived childhood but I also wasn’t given the excessive gifts that we gave our children because my parents simply couldn’t afford it. I didn’t want my girls to feel that way. I don’t think they ever felt entitled to anything but they didn’t appreciate what they had as much as I think they should have.
    When I do my Laura presentation I talk about how precious toys were to pioneer children and how they were often created by the child from things on hand.

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