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    Not all kids are into puddle jumping and being messy.

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    People want their children to grow up and be wonderful adults. We want our children to be prepared for adulthood while enjoying childhood. We want them to be healthy and fit, while still enjoying life. We want to do the best for our children so they can be the best they can be.

    THIS is why people are passionate about these issues, because they want to do the best they can... and sometimes, these seemingly trivial decisions may have a larger impact than we realise or know. This is probably why people debate, research and discuss their findings. It's also probably why they defend their choices when challenged - nobody wants to hear they're doing the wrong thing for their child. Often, it's all a matter of opinion and differently interpreted information... nobody 100% KNOWS what "the best way," is... but they try their best to find out what that best way is.

    While I think it's pretty lousy to insult someone for doing things differently, people generally state their opinions and reasons on here more than they abuse others for their choices. It happens occasionally, sure, but trust me - I've been here since early 2006 - it's far more supportive than it is hateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpy Melon View Post
    So what's the difference to you having this opinion and others having theirs?

    You are entitled to it, so are they.

    If you don't like it, don't read/participate in it.

    Just because these parents have their opinions does not mean that their kids don't get to be 'kids'.

    That's what parenting is all about. You, as the adult, making the decisions that you see fit, so that your children can be safe and happy.

    Exactly

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    I'm all for kids being kids, dh &I were talking about that yesterday, saying how nice it will be for the kids to help out around the house so we don't have to do it all, but that won't be for a long time yet cos we want them to be kids a while longer.

    But I agree with pps, I enjoy the debate and the different viewpoints, and I'm so glad I have access to such an eye opening resource as the internet, this forum, books, DVDs etc, which our parents did not.

    I'm just choosy what I take on board, and where I spend my energy

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    Then don't listen/read?
    What a boring world it would be if we were all the same or kept to ourselves.

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    Maybe you could try a gaming forum instead of a parenting forum if you don't like those kind of posts?

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    lol - pretty sure the OP wasn't expecting the responses she's getting. She was expecting people to hail her for her awesome post respecting mothers choices and not arguing!!! Hear Hear!!

    Cue the next thread "That's it I'm leaving and here's why..."

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    I find it so terribly sad at some of these replies and that they haven't obviously read it properly. I'm NOT talking about the opinions or advice given as all of this is fantastic, especially for just general advice. To try to explain it 'easier' I am tired of the attacks (much like some of your's above' I believe these forums are for advice & support NOT jump down people's throats (once again like most of you have). I rest my case

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    I didn't jump down your throat. I just don't agree at all that these times are more strict about parenting. I believe it's the opposite these days and most people agree there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to parenting.

    I think most of the posts were getting at that.

    If you want to have a chat about why I don't agree happy to but it seems that wasn't why you posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsTiggyWinkle View Post

    I'm just choosy what I take on board, and where I spend my energy

    This is me too I get riled up over some topics but even then, I only post if I can really be bothered with the fight.

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