Here’s one in the news where people gasp and say, “Oh no, they didn’t!” :
A new university in the emirate of Ajman (United Arab Emirates) – The University College for Mothering and Family Science, according to its founders, is the first university in the world to offer a bachelor’s degree in the “mothering profession”.
The director of the university thinks this is very important in the UAE because of the householder’s dependency on maids to run the family. Dr Al Ani says,
On average, there is a minimum of two maids per household in the UAE. This dependency is dangerous, and we need to raise awareness among women on such matters by preparing and educating them.By preparing women with the right tools to create a healthy family, we will overcome such problems.
I’m sorry but WTF. There is no science to ‘mothering’ one method does not apply to all. It is not a science but practical learning from actual experiences and for 25,000 dhs (US$6,800)/year for this 4 year course to learn how to be a mother is ridiculously expensive.
Oh wait, there might be courses in “Seatbelts 101” or “” or “No leaving babies in hot cars” but I thought these were common sense!
You can read more about this topic at The National.