Kids, Sancti-Mommies and Judgment for All

Are more kids ill-behaved these days? Are people, particularly other parents, too judgmental about how you parent? Are people without kids too intolerant of garden variety pediatric behavior? Seattle-Times reporter Stephanie Dunnewind sought to answer these questions in a recent article which blamed multiple factors for the rise in incivility surrounding children and parenting. Among the culprits Dunnewind identified were: We’re less polite in general, sancti-mommies and sancti-daddies “frown on other styles” of parenting that differ from theirs and there are more people who are “child-free.” (August 2007)