On having a child /The Trauma of Parenthood – NYTimes.com

Parenthood takes its toll on your relationships as well. A 2009 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that the transition to parenthood is linked to reduced happiness in the marriage and more negative behavior during spousal conflict. Evidence also demonstrates that this transition is connected to substantial reductions in the size of a parent’s networks of family and friends.This research, which doesn’t even touch on the staggering financial cost of raising a child, provides clear evidence that for many people becoming a parent is one part blessing, one part trauma.Given the ideology of parenting, it’s not surprising that we typically blame biology for the experience of postpartum depression. But the circumstances parents face are often demonstrably miserable. The fact that postpartum depression rates are much higher among the poor than among the wealthy, who can purchase peace of mind through hired child care, supports the idea that the phenomenon is, in most cases, more circumstantial than biological. via The Trauma of Parenthood – NYTimes.com.

To have a child is like having another core in the mind of parents. The core means the center which one must feed essential care to keep it living. The first core we have is the core of oneself. We are now grown-ups, who can care their own core and also give care to the core of their partners. In addition to this, the second core, which means their child, enters their lives and it starts to require its share of care and attention unilaterally. The care and attention, both in quantitiy and quality, differs from one parent to another, mainly due to their social, psychological and financial abilities. So it is imaginable that some parents with few resorces find it difficult to cope with the situation of two cores to care. To have a child is not all about joy and happiness. It can reduce happiness and well-being of your life if not prepared enough socially, psychologically and financially.





[tips]Twitter CardsをWordPressで簡単設定 How to Configure Twitter Cards on WordPress

Twitter Cardsの設定には、1. WordPress側の設定と2. Twitterサイドの設定の両方が必要です。

WordPress側の設定は、WordPress SEO by Yoast pluginなどのプラグインを使用してもできますが、ここでは自分でコードを変更する設定を説明します。 In this article I will explain how to configure Twitter Cards without using a plugin.


テーマファイルのheader.phpを開き、headタグの終了直前に次のコードをペーストします。 Open the header.php file and paste the following code just before the closing of head tag.

[code language=”php”]<?php
#twitter cards hack
if(is_single() || is_page()) {
$twitter_url = get_permalink();
$twitter_title = get_the_title();
$twitter_desc = get_the_excerpt();
$twitter_thumbs = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID), full );
$twitter_thumb = $twitter_thumbs[0];
if(!$twitter_thumb) {
$twitter_thumb = ‘http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/8eb9ee80d39f13cbbad56da88ef3a6ee?rating=PG&size=75’;
$twitter_name = str_replace(‘@’, ”, get_the_author_meta(‘twitter’));
<meta name="twitter:card" value="summary" />
<meta name="twitter:url" value="<?php echo $twitter_url; ?>" />
<meta name="twitter:title" value="<?php echo $twitter_title; ?>" />
<meta name="twitter:description" value="<?php echo $twitter_desc; ?>" />
<meta name="twitter:image" value="<?php echo $twitter_thumb; ?>" />
<meta name="twitter:site" value="@libdemvoice" />
<meta name="twitter:domain" content="example.com" />
if($twitter_name) {
<meta name="twitter:creator" value="@<?php echo $twitter_name; ?>" />

(Source: Ryan Cullen @artesea)

[code language=”php”]
<meta name="twitter:card" value="summary" />

のvalueをsummary, product,photo,summary_large_image,player,appのいずれかから選択します。選択したカードタイプで表示されます。 Next, replace the “value” with one from “summary,product,photo,summary_large_image,player,app”, which will be used as the card type of your Twitter Cards.

[code language=”php”]
<meta name="twitter:domain" content="example.com" /></pre>

のcontentを自分のドメイン名に変更します。Then change the “content” to your domain.

[code language=”php”] <meta name="twitter:site" value="@libdemvoice" /> [/code]

の@libdemvoiceを自分のTwitterアカウント名に変更して保存します。Lastly, replace the “@libdemvoice” with your own Twitter account name.


Card Validatiorにアクセスして、Card Catalogから上記のvalueと同じカードタイプを選択します。Validate & Applyタブで、自分のブログ記事の任意のURLを入力し、Goを押すと、判定が表示されます。Access the card validator and choose the same card type as the card type you’ve selected before. On the Validate  & Apply tab, input the URL of your blog post and click Go, and result of validation will show up.

Applyしてフォームに必要事項を入力して、送信すると、すぐに”Your Twitter card is ready!”というメールが届き、準備が整います。 Apply and fill the form, and send. You will soon receive  “Your Twitter card is ready!”mail.
実際に投稿して、Twitterでの表示を確認します。Now test it by posting an article and checking on Twitter app.

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2013/08/15 アクセス過多のため、アクセス数が制限されています。

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