I thought the comment that not all parents are good parents quite telling.
"...parenting might not be for everyone and for some it can go badly wrong..."
Maybe this is where more discussion should be had. Not everyone parents fabulously, we can try our best but sometimes even our best is not good enough.
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 18 of 18
06-05-2015 16:18 #11
06-05-2015 16:28 #12
06-05-2015 17:26 #13
I'm not disadvantaging other children because my children get a bedtime story every night. The parents that don't give a bedtime story are disadvantaging their own children. Moreover, is it the story or the act of spending some intimate time with your child(ren) every night that brings the advantage? Or is it both?
Not quite sure what the objective of the discussion is...
06-05-2015 18:06 #14-
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
Verbal diarreah with the occasional thought provoking golden nugget thrown in.
06-05-2015 19:59 #15Senior Member
- Join Date
- Mar 2015
Life isn't a level playing field and never was. Just ask Darwin.
We should strive for a meritocracy and try to help break the cycle of poverty and disadvantage somehow, but to think we'll all be equal is not realistic. It's an interesting philosophical piece.
06-05-2015 20:33 #16
I read to other people's kids as well as my own... that makes me fair, yes?
06-05-2015 20:43 #17
Yea dunno. There was a theory put out there in Freakonomics (possibly Tipping Point) that it's not the act of reading that advantages kids. I think their theory was children raised in homes with book (by parents who read and would buy books) are at an advantage versus kids who are raised by parents who don't own / read books. Essentially smarter parents have smarter kids.
There were a few other points, but that was the gist. I found it plausible more than this.
07-05-2015 12:32 #18
By French Pear in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 19Last Post: 11-08-2014, 18:48
By 2BlueBirds in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 12Last Post: 10-08-2014, 15:04
LCF Fun Languages AustraliaFrench, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian & German lessons for children 0-12 years. Play-based and immersion language ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Career change - good idea?Working Hubbers - Employed
Rude 10 year old. Ideas?General Chat
IUI QueryNon-IVF fertility assistance
Mixed slumber partyGeneral Chat
IVF babies due March/April/May 2017#2pregnancy and babies through IVF
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF