The Impossibility of Parenting

I guess telling people how to parent has always been a thing, but man, has it exploded the past few years, mainly because of Facebook. Because that’s basically what Facebook is — a platform for people to tell other people they’re doing / thinking / believing things wrong. But it’s this particular sub-genre of telling dads how not to mess up their daughters that I find particularly difficult to parse.

My friend, Rian, has some great thoughts about how impossible it is to be a parent in the 21st century. It’s not actually impossible. It’s insufferable. And by “it” I mean almost literally every living human in possession of a keyboard and a strong opinion (says a guy on his blog).