In these misguided days of the Kindergarchy, we 'aunties' and 'uncles' must urgently rise up and take far more seriously our responsibilities as increasingly isolated champions of truth in a world of parental illusion. And just the other week, a pretty good start was made.
—Sylvia Patterson, Let's put some misery back in our children's lives, Sunday Tribune, July 13, 2008
SO WHAT is to be done?
How can we depose the kindergarchy and get back to a sensible balance between the needs of children and their parents, so we are not completely eroded by the experience?
—Tom Sykes, "Kindergarchy," Daily Mail (London), July 1, 2008
Let us be thankful that Thanksgiving has not yet fallen to the Kindergarchy, as has just about every other holiday on the calendar, with the possible exceptions of Yom Kippur and Ramadan. Thanksgiving is not about children. It remains resolutely an adult holiday about grown-up food and drink and football.
—Joseph Epstein, "'Let All Your Thinks Be Thanks'," The Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2007