Oh Mrs. Peterson . . .
Never in my wildest dreams have I imagined June Cleaver wearing a papoose, but you can bet your mei tai I did today! Thank you for a fascinating interview, especially the part about those poor neurotic monkeys at the end. As Amanda said on Facebook, “Mothers are kind of a big deal, I suppose.”
(P.S. Hey mamas, I’m sorry you have to plug through a silly ad to see the video, but it is oh-so-worth-it!)
It’s interesting to see traditional mothering practices next to what used to be touted as “scientific” mothering. Here is the Dr. Harlow’s experiment on monkeys Mrs. Peterson mentions in her interview. Dr. Harlow originally claimed a cloth mother can produce well-adjusted monkeys, but later adjusted his position. (Warning: This video is disturbing and would not be allowed to be conducted today. )
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