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Alpha Moms?? No thank you!

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Earlybird Tue 05-Jul-05 15:08:28

I just read this article from an American magazine, and thought I'd share it with the board. It's appalling parenting IMO, and I'm astounded that they think it's something to boast about!

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I'm crap at links, so if it doesn't work, please do a cut/paste! In fact, if the link doesn't work, maybe someone more technically astute can insert a link for me!

NomDePlume Tue 05-Jul-05 15:09:15

Link

expatinscotland Tue 05-Jul-05 15:09:35

I'm American. These 'alpha' monsters are one of the many, many things I do not miss about life there - which is fortnately a thing of my past.

WideWebWitch Tue 05-Jul-05 15:12:06

the whole idea of Alpha mom tv is just bleurgh!

NomDePlume Tue 05-Jul-05 15:12:23

Gawd, she sounds soo up her own arse

dinosaur Tue 05-Jul-05 15:13:22

Yeeurgh!

NomDePlume Tue 05-Jul-05 15:13:54

Blimey, it goes forever ! On page 3 now....

dinosaur Tue 05-Jul-05 15:15:03

You're a braver woman than me, NdP...

madmarchhare Tue 05-Jul-05 15:15:14

I cant even finish reading it. What a load of crap.

NomDePlume Tue 05-Jul-05 15:15:21

It's just bizarre !

NomDePlume Tue 05-Jul-05 15:17:08

4 pages in and I it too odd for words...

NomDePlume Tue 05-Jul-05 15:17:20

I find it too odd....

Lizzylou Tue 05-Jul-05 15:20:17

Yuk! How awful! I gave up at page 4!

frogs Tue 05-Jul-05 15:23:16

A couple of sharp slaps required here, I feel.

AnnaInManchester Tue 05-Jul-05 15:23:31

What is it all about? Whats an alpha tv mum?

bossykate Tue 05-Jul-05 15:25:28

the article was totally taking the piss out of her, didn't you think?

expatinscotland Tue 05-Jul-05 15:30:34

They named the kid 'Ryland'. Say no more. I don't miss all those naff, contrived names where you can't tell what the hell gender the kid is, either.

What a couple of tampons.

Earlybird Tue 05-Jul-05 15:31:58

NDP, thanks for providing the link.

I agree that reading the article is an endurance contest. It paints a sad, sad picture, and these women are flat out crazy.....repulsive indeed. i feel for their kids...... I'm amazed that people think anything about it admirable and yet somehow it's deemed deserving of a high profile article written in a positive tone!

Earlybird Tue 05-Jul-05 15:32:04

NDP, thanks for providing the link.

I agree that reading the article is an endurance contest. It paints a sad, sad picture, and these women are flat out crazy.....repulsive indeed. i feel for their kids...... I'm amazed that people think anything about it admirable and yet somehow it's deemed deserving of a high profile article written in a positive tone!

expatinscotland Tue 05-Jul-05 15:32:54

Well, for all their wonder DNA, Isabel is one ugly bag.

bossykate Tue 05-Jul-05 15:32:59

surely i'm not the only one to have seen the pervasive ironic not to say rather satirical tone? i didn't think the article was positive at all.

Lizzylou Tue 05-Jul-05 15:34:08

Do Americans DO ironic?
Sorry EIS.........

expatinscotland Tue 05-Jul-05 15:35:02

No you aren't, kate. But what's hysterical is when someone is so up themselves they can't even tell the difference between flattery and taking the mick..

lunachic Tue 05-Jul-05 15:35:17

the whole article(not that ive read it all) seems really contrived and ridiculous and at the end of the day isnt saying much at all
what a load..........
like the bit on page four when alpha mom is put out cause little ry has been turned down for the harvard of baby programs oh sob sob
wonderwhat that is though jo jingles tumbletots mastermind ?
makes me glad i dont live in usa-dont like the style of this article at all nevermind what its saying (what is it saying ..??)

lunachic Tue 05-Jul-05 15:36:34

expatinsct
am going back now to larger pic to see what an ug she is

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