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More Than a Son, He’s My Buddy

Posted in Parenting

By The New York Times 8/10/2012

"...The need to cast our children as friends has only intensified as adult life becomes more isolated, Dr. Twenge said. “There is research to suggest that relationships outside our families aren’t going so well,” she said. “We don’t join groups as much, we have this breakdown in relationships, so it’s entirely possible we’re using our relationships with our kids to replace some of the adult relationships we’ve lost.”..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/fashion/parents-choose-buddy-as-a-nickname-for-their-children.html?_r=1    

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