Brave New Child-Rearing World

It seems like we’re getting closer and closer to fully realizing Huxley’s Brave New World where experts, and not parents, raise the next generation:

This week it was revealed that the average worker spends just three-and-a-half hours a day with their family. Dropping a baby off at nursery has become a standard part of British family life. According to recent figures, fewer mothers are staying at home to raise a family than at any time since records began, with many being forced back to work because of financial pressures. Traditionally, nursery hours were 8am to 6pm. Now, with the rise of what is increasingly a 24-hour society, the need is growing for childcare to be available 24/7, too.

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