By now you’ve heard that Aaron Rodgers, the Packers’ quarterback and fiancée of the “Divergent” actress Shailene Woodley, announced last week that he has been immunized only about 90 percent of the time, saying he likes to let his children be “independent,” but his stance will not interfere with his parenting time with his fiancée and her young daughter, Sunday.
With his future wife’s “social responsibility,” prompting her to do extra research on both “Mother’s Day” and “Father’s Day,” presumably to come up with more “historic events” that don’t include vaccination in her or her family’s past, it’s safe to say their family event boards are filling up fast.
Rob Shuter, author of www.redefiningdad.com, which teaches responsible fatherhood, weighed in on Rodgers’ vaccination information decision with CNN.
The modern parenting philosophies that his philosophy is based on include basically the following: “The idea is to never leave a family member vulnerable, particularly a child. In today’s digital age, that’s just not possible if you’re home or traveling for more than a couple hours.”
“The other thing the dad is coming up with is having more educated children,” he added. “When I say ‘educated,’ I mean that they’re not about to be exposed to something they really shouldn’t be. They’re more aware of their environments and the side effects of things, and I think Aaron has good genetics, which should make him a good father. But, in all likelihood, he’ll have to teach him something later. Or he’ll have to explain to him what it all means.”