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Old 07-19-12, 10:46 PM
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Default Interesting article: Spoiled Rotten

Are we raising slobs that never grow up? Worth reading:


http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critic...urrentPage=all
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Old 07-20-12, 02:34 PM
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That was extremely interesting. Thank you so much, I am going to print and share with my wife!
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Old 07-20-12, 05:29 PM
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Interesting. Once our kids leave, they can always come visit but it'll be just that...a visit! They're on their own and they have to take reponsibility for themselves!
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What struck a chord with me is I see a lot of parents giving in after one try when it comes to household chores. They usually think, "oh it's easier and faster if I just do it". But apparently picking up the slack after your kids doesn't really help them, just the contrary. Good parenting takes time and effort, and sometimes spending more time teaching the kids to do their chores then the time it takes to do the chores themselves. (Hope that makes sense)
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Old 07-23-12, 03:35 PM
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What I found interesting about this article is how it explains a lot about my family. My wife is always complaining about how the kids "act better for me" than with her. Well I'll be the first to tell you when Dad says, "no" it means NO, and when I warn that they're going to get their butt whipped, they actually get their butt whipped! My wife tends to give warnings a lot and not follow through with them.

It doesn't sound logical, I know, but in time kids will respect you for saying no and standing your ground. Last time I put Theron in time out he physically fought me for at least 45sec. while I held him down by hit thighs. Then finally, he huffed, "do I have to stay in time out for 1 minute or 2"?
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