Alone the parents choose childcare allowance nor Kita what parents really need to deliver on the their children before the compulsory education in Germany – it says in the basic law. Like the majority of parents in Germany by this decision right, exhausted from exercise, believed the debates in politics and the public, in two ways: childcare allowance or Kita for all are the slogans with which the wishes of the parents and their children are supposedly sufficiently described. Parents want to therefore either in full-time work and in good hands give their children during the day, or “Stay at home” to be as far as possible for their children. In between there is nothing apparently. And she, the parents trap lies precisely in this alleged nothing.

Children are problem or rest when publicly talked about parents, children and care in Germany and written, is worth it, just pay attention to the nuances, are revealing this on all sides: there must “Management problem” and it must be released – just in vogue – the women in the case of part-time. Even the youngest children must not only maintained, but – by all means, it seems – “promoted” and finally the State untutored “rest of children” must be managed somehow. You know what? Children are in German debates – we noticed before it at this point – especially one: A problem and apparently especially for their parents. Schizophrenic and functionally it’s a schizophrenic finding, in his Gruseligkeit hard to beat that. What went wrong, when parents begin to think about the greatest happiness in their lives – their children – in staff fear and issue categories? When are parents looking after the simultaneity of successful professional career and perfect parenting is seemingly tear? Now, if something went wrong, depends on the location of interest. The parent trap is economically considered an absolute model of success.

What could be late-capitalistic ideology formation fit better in that, as workers who answer emails before loud bad conscience on the changing table? What parents really need to deliver childcare allowance nor Kita would the parents ask themselves according to their needs and would this obligation free answer, you would get the reply, it stated that above all this probably “either / or” is that it keeps the parents in the case. A flexible concept of working life, actually long overdue in the ‘developed’ world, would depict the basic knowledge, however, that the life, especially the parents, consists of stages with changing priorities. That a to deriving from this permeability between family, work and other life priorities must be no utopia, would show an honest look beyond Central Europe to the North. In the meantime but parents March foreign bidding, straight into the parent trap. Andreas Kellner…

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