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Have You Seen the Attention-Grabbing New TIME Cover?

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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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I would like to be that little boy




posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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I will say that Attachment Parenting is really, really hard work and relies on a lot of patience, knowledge and communication.

For me and my family, this is the choice we have made. We believe it is the best for our children and we won't settle for anything but the best for my children.

But it is not for everyone ... not everyone is prepared for it, socially, physically or physiologically ... but everyone should be.

I believe future generations should start to be taught about parenting, from an early age, say from 13. No sex education, sex has nothing to do with parenting but about the JOB of parenting.

That parenting is the worlds most important and most challenging job. It should be taken extremely seriously and on par with doctors, lawyers, engineers etc.

The idea's, philosophies and facts about parenting and child development should be a taught as a combined compulsory higher school subject and be part of final testing.

I won't go as far as to say that we should have this degree before we are allowed to have children but I am thinking it ... especially when I see so much bad parenting and what effect that has on our society.

I am 100% serious and so should our society be if we want to make sure our future generations survive.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by rtyfx
You don't see animals feeding their young that long. They snap at their young after a certain period of time because it's time to be weaned. And they do it young.

Something is wrong here.


 
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For heavens sake! At three years of age most animals are fully grown, suckling their own young. Go say hi to a three year old lioness, I bet you wont be purring at her.

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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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Obvisouly a sales gimic. TIME and NEWSWEEK and other mags have gotten so thin compared to the large magazines they used to be (years ago they had heft, now they are like a brochure), so they are now probably going to go extreme to sell their wares. If I were the publisher what I'd do is go back to the old size, to again put out a quality magazine, and break major stories week after week. Like they used to do.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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I think when mother-nature gives a child a mouth full of teeth..... it's trying to tell you something.

And imagine when this little boy is grown and tells his girlfriend, "oh, did I ever tell you I've been on the cover of TIME? And she says "oh, really? Let me see!" hahaha. I'm not sure it's one he'll have framed and hang in his study.

Poor kid! Seriously, I hope this doesn't scar him for life.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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If the kid can ask for it by name then it is time to quit the tit.

Little dude looks big enough to pour his own glass of milk. What is she teaching him anyway?

What will she still be doing for him when he reaches 18?

First day of preschool: so hey Johnny, does your mommy still put her booby in your mouth too?

I know Im late to the game, but had to punch in anyway. I know a woman that breast feeds way beyond what is necessary. It isnt heart warming. Its F'n creepy. And I do understand the reasoning behind prolonged breastfeedings, but not all of those reasons are what one could term "healthy".

My kids wanted off the boob as soon they could hold a bottle.

How about a pump then? Or is mouth to nipple action required for nurturing and nutrition?

Guess I just dont get it.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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If you want to really learn something interesting read about how 99.9% of all species on our planet have become extinct, how those numbers are growing at a faster rate now then ever before in known history. NONE of those species ever drank milk from something other than their natural same species. Yet it is well known that one way to kill out a species is to take it from its natural environment, introduce it to unnatural elements such as food and other toxic substances foreign to them.

Humanity is so toxic, so polluted right now that we are creating a bottleneck effect which is going to reverse anything modern medicine could do to help us. When even antibiotics are so over used by the big agricultural practices it is irresponsible to blame any one individual for the abuse over the past couple decades for taking some prescription pills, as the truth surfaces we come to understand that it is pesticides in the grains that the animals are fed, which leads to infection which leads to the necessity for chronic antibiotic use which leads to lower immune systems for both the animals and for the humans who consume the milk in this example.

No, this is unnatural, this is more propaganda for the milk industry, for shaming people into control and submission. This is perversion of nature.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by antar
OK now i am just heart broken, this image is nothing compared to the images that burn in my chest right now as I sought to bring some pictures from the beef industry forward which is btw who perpetuates the real unnatural phenomena of feeding a child, and yes to me 3 is a baby and not too old for healthy nutrition, love and well being.

I will not be uploading any of the sick and twisted images of overly swollen female cows, tortured to the very end for the sake of milk who's energy is as demented as the unconscious comments posted in this thread.


The pus that goes into the milk is unnatural, the way that the newborn are torn from their mothers who are kept impregnated by artificial means to provide the powdered milk to feed the new born child and the toddler milk for the same age child as in the article, and then beyond... is not natural.

3 is a baby. This little boy looks healthy.

But you know, in many cities they dress their children at this age in makeup and parade them like little sex symbols publicly, but to many that is ok.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Note to all the men on here who think this is creepy and wrong:


!!!!!BREASTS ARE GLANDS MADE TO FEED CHILDREN!!!!

SORRY IF YOU FIND SOMETHING MADE FOR A CHILD SEXUAL!

This is how children are SUPPOSED to get their milk. According to studies, if they receive long-term breast feeding they are smarter and more well behaved.

Just because it messes up your sexual fantasies doesn't mean a child should be denied the benefit.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:33 PM
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I really don't see anything wrong with this. If anything, I'd say it's more natural. Populations such as the Ache do this, as well as live by an egalitarian hunter-gatherer society and live cut off from the modern world by choice. Guess what? They live lives just as long as we do (as long as they aren't killed by animals or other acute injuries), have almost zero cases of autism, have beautiful straight teeth, and are free from acne. I would be all in favor of this lifestyle being implemented by the entire population, but sadly we are too numerous so now we rely on sedentary agrarian lifestyles. Sorry about my rant. I just hate it how we Americans can be so ignorant sometimes. As far as it being on the cover of Time, I'm pretty sure that kid is going to be called a bro and given fist bumps and Natty Lights by his peers for the rest of his life.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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Well I suppose you'd like it if our non human primate relatives would please find a cave to hide away in to feed their 3-6 year old offspring as well because you find it offensive?

Just because YOU find it wrong, doesn't mean it's not a completely natural thing for primates to do.

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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by pheonix358

Originally posted by rtyfx
You don't see animals feeding their young that long. They snap at their young after a certain period of time because it's time to be weaned. And they do it young.

Something is wrong here.


 
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For heavens sake! At three years of age most animals are fully grown, suckling their own young. Go say hi to a three year old lioness, I bet you wont be purring at her.

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WRONG. Do some research. Oh wait I already did that for you. CLICK HERE. You're welcome.


As for comparing humans to felines that's like comparing bananas to pears. How about we look to our closest primate relatives for clues? Hmm? Does that make too much sense?

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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:39 PM
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Tried hard to figure out what people are being offended by.. and I'm not getting it.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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1. In a group of 21 species of non-human primates (monkeys and apes) studied by Holly Smith, she found that the offspring were weaned at the same time they were getting their first permanent molars. In humans, that would be: 5.5-6.0 years.

2. It has been common for pediatricians to claim that length of gestation is approximately equal to length of nursing in many species, suggesting a weaning age of 9 months for humans. However, this relationship turns out to be affected by how large the adult animals are -- the larger the adults, the longer the length of breastfeeding relative to gestation.

For chimpanzees and gorillas, the two primates closest in size to humans and also the most closely genetically related, the relationship is 6 to 1. That is to say, they nurse their offspring for SIX times the length of gestation (actually 6.1 for chimps and 6.4 for gorillas, with humans mid-way in size between these two).
In humans, that would be: 4.5 years of nursing (six times the 9 months of gestation).

3. It has been common for pediatricians to claim that most mammals wean their offspring when they have tripled their birth weight, suggesting a weaning age of 1 year in humans. Again though, this is affected by body weight, with larger mammals nursing their offspring until they have quadrupled their birth weight. In humans, quadrupling of birth weight occurs between 2.5 and 3.5 years, usually.

4. One study of primates showed that the offspring were weaned when they had reached about 1/3 their adult weight. This happens in humans at about 5-7 years. 5. A comparison of weaning age and sexual maturity in non-human primates suggests a weaning age of 6-7 for humans (about half-way to reproductive maturity).

6. Studies have shown that a child's immune system doesn't completely mature until about 6 years of age, and it is well established that breast milk helps develop the immune system and augment it with maternal antibodies as long as breast milk is produced (up to two years, no studies have been done on breast milk composition after two years post partum). And on and on. The minimum predicted age for a natural age of weaning in humans is 2.5 years, with a maximum of 7.0 years.


A very interesting and unbiased look at breast feeding throughout the world. Well worth a look...

www.kathydettwyler.org...
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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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The point is - because this 3 year old toddler is being raised by a conscious parent he will be so secure, confident and proud that he will put this up over his mantle place and he will show his friends and say "Look how awesome my mum is!"

Only children who have physiological issues would be ashamed of this.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Thank you for re-posting this, it didn't get enough attention the first time around! A little fact with your opinion friends?




posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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That kid might have some issues later on. Not saying this is healthy, but even if it was, when things are so far off from mainstream it doesn't help kids.
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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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Thats is a great article!

I have faith that this and other new and emerging knowledge will be understood by future generations and implemented into the mainstream parenting methods.

Our great grand kids are going to be part of an amazing society!



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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Originally posted by seeker11
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Well I suppose you'd like it if our non human primate relatives would please find a cave to hide away in to feed their 3-6 year old offspring as well because you find it offensive?

Just because YOU find it wrong, doesn't mean it's not a completely natural thing for primates to do.

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I didn't say it was WRONG. I said it should be done in private.
Different thing dear.

I think most people would be offended to see a child of that age being breastfed in public in a shopping mall etc.
Babies yeah, preschoolers no.
My reaction was mainly to the image on the front cover rather than this mode of parenting.
We are all allowed to have an opinion on the matter and I already pre - apologised if anyone found my viewpiont offensive. Freedom of speech and all that.....



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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Who the hell are any of you to determine what is "right" or not when it comes to a mother, her body, and taking care of her children?

As far as I care, she can breast feed the child until he is a grown man and I won't give a damn. Why?

Because unlike so many people in the world - I realize that it is none of my business and it doesn't matter whether I think it is right or wrong, nor should my view be the depicted view shown all about to society.

I even see people who actually harp about freedom complain about this. Do you even know what a free society is?

Well, the baby steps are to be able to look at this picture, shrug and say to yourself "Well, to each their own?" and not judge something and someone as "satanic" and "immoral" because they don't pair with your beliefs. It absolutely disgusts me.

The beauty of what is SUPPOSED to be a "free" society is that we are "supposed" to be able to make our own private choices without having to face the public criticism and demonization that ends up ruining our lives to the public because of it- thus creating social outcasts and creating pariahs, murderers, sociopaths, pedophiles, and mental unstable people that we have today.

And child pornography? BREAST FEEDING? Some people reach new friggin lows every day.

I have to leave here before I lose a gasket. This is just down right infuriating to read any more replies from people.







 
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