1950s Parenting: Something to Aspire to?

In a recent New York Times, reporter Stacy Lu wrote a piece
called ?Cosmopolitan Moms? about a group of women who gather for play
dates and cocktails. As you might imagine, the usual debates about
drinking in front of kids ensued, as well as some keen observations
about the need for some parents to loosen up.

What got my attention was this paragraph:

Some say the mother get-togethers are a throwback to the
1950s, when adults had more time to themselves and children were not
always the center of attention. Martinis were in vogue; today?s
obsessive, hard-driving, Harvard-or-bust parenting scene was not.

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