2MTL 233: "Night Terrors" and the Things Parents Fear
By That Chip Guy On September 8, 2011 · 2 Comments · In Podcast
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Some personal thoughts about parenthood, in light of an episode that was more about a Dad's fears than the monsters in the cupboard…
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Wow! I never would have even thought about anything you bring up here. This is most likely due to the fact that I'm not a parent and have actively decided to never be one and can't think that way. Never occurred to me to think about it from a parent's perspective at all, actually. I took it as a straight "kids stuff is scary because you're a kid and don't know better yet" tack.
Really great insight! Might have to do a rewatch of the episode with this in mind.
Your podcast was (for me) the best part of an episode that I didn't otherwise care for. It crystalized something for me in the part where the father is clearly intimidated by the landlord, and how that reflects on his concern about his child's fear. I.e., protecting a child also means, in a sense, protecting him from your own weaknesses, and dealing with the discomfort of suddenly seeing your child feeding back at you the behavior you don't like in yourself. Anyway, great show. Thanks for sharing.