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2012-12-12 10:15:07 PM  
4 votes:
3 year olds can read. 4 day olds, no. Don't be farking stupid.
2012-12-13 08:17:48 AM  
2 votes:
Lots of people can read. It doesn't mean they are going to Harvard.
2012-12-13 05:56:10 AM  
2 votes:
Somebody kill these parents. People like this are delusional.

Kids should not be "taught" anything until at least 3 or 4 years of age, and even then only if they are interested.
2012-12-12 11:51:31 PM  
2 votes:
Oh look, she's on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Coincidence? Funny that they fail to mention that in TFA.

Here's another pic for to better view teh bewbs.

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2012-12-12 09:02:06 PM  
2 votes:
Wow. Now, what were you saying about the kid?
2012-12-13 12:59:43 PM  
1 votes:

BinkyBoy: [blogs.guardian.co.uk image 460x276]

This is not obscure.


There's nothing obscure about Honey I Shrunk the Kids
2012-12-13 11:43:28 AM  
1 votes:
Yea, cleavage.

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2012-12-13 09:22:18 AM  
1 votes:

Recoil Therapy: Dana says John - her only child - was pointing and using basic...

Sadly that explains a lot. Try keeping an eye on two or three toddlers & this type of nonsense stops as you're just too exhausted to anything more than the basics. Poor John will want to get to Oxford or Yale (or anywhere that will have him) as soon as possible to escape this lunatic (and to escape all his friends constantly wanting to go to his house... to eye fark mom)

/it's sad how many parents of just one child suddenly become experts on all children & how they do things is the only way possible to raise a child


I did exactly that, for that reason.

I DNRTFA but I am worried about this kid. My mother was like that - she didn't start trying to teach me to read at 4 days but she did other things that were just as worrying. She boasted to me when I had my baby that she only ever had ONE dirty nappy from me. She started timing my shiats as soon as I was born and sat me on a plastic bag and toilet paper instead.

I obviously had never known that up till then, but I did know about the flash cards she made me do all the time when I was about 4, the rigid rules about just about everything, and the fact that she made it clear she had absolutely high expectations and nothing but straight As would do. Mealtimes were hell as I couldn't eat anything without being told again and again that I had too much on my fork or I was holding my cutlery the wrong way.

Probably wouldn't have been as bad if my parents hadn't split when I was 6. Found out a few years ago that my dad went to the GP afterwards and told them he was worried about leaving me with her as she was "emotionally abusive". They checked me for bruises but didn't find any so nothing happened. Kind of explains why he then tried to kidnap me. Of course Mother Dear's version was simply that he was a terrifying maniac who must be avoided at all costs.

I was thinking about how it makes it clear that my mother has some kind of deep seated psychological problems and was a terrible person to bring up a child that she started trying to control everything from the day that I was born. Oh, she also made certain I couldn't develop any attachments to any of my toys, by keeping a strict rota of which one she put me to bed with each night. With one night with no toy. I'm sure there's more and more of this shiat.

Control freaks do not make good parents. They LOOK like good parents when the kids are small and they are dressed up all nice and being so good and achieving in school. Quite a few people I knew at Oxford were farked up by parents who had unreasonably high expectations. Sooner or later people with parents like that tend to go off the rails, when they realise their parents will NEVER be satisfied no matter what they do.

I am not reading that article because it will make me too angry.

A 4 day old would NOT be able to SEE the word "milk". It is absolutely ridiculous trying to teach it at all. When I got to university, my tutor told me that I had started to read too young - she could tell by the spelling mistakes I made.

GRRRR.
2012-12-13 08:59:27 AM  
1 votes:

Wodan11: From TFA: He's 3 yrs old and just now starting to recognize words. She started to read to him at 4 days old.

Nothing to see here (except for the stacked mom), move along.


I taught myself to read by the age of 2. My parents both said I was always pointing at words on signs and asking 'what does that say', and they'd tell me. Then I started putting the words together to make sentences, and then read our set of encyclopedias from A to Z.

/that kid is slacking
2012-12-13 08:53:36 AM  
1 votes:
I have a free-range 3yo. We let him learn at his own pace, when he wants to learn. At 18 months one of his little friends could count to ten and his mother was SO PROUD. That kid could say "onetwothreefour...", he had ZERO understanding of what it meant. Mine just played with his cars until he could cognitively understand that two cars is more than one car and then we started counting stuff and then we started showing him the number and telling that meant "2" and now the kid can count to 13 and do simple addition and subtraction. No special courses or flashcards or any of that jazz - just counting everywhere we went (steps, trees, cars, leaves, whatever).

Your kid is going to be smart or stupid - as long as you pay attention to them and talk to them they'll learn to their potential.
2012-12-13 07:13:19 AM  
1 votes:
Dana says John - her only child - was pointing and using basic...

Sadly that explains a lot. Try keeping an eye on two or three toddlers & this type of nonsense stops as you're just too exhausted to anything more than the basics. Poor John will want to get to Oxford or Yale (or anywhere that will have him) as soon as possible to escape this lunatic (and to escape all his friends constantly wanting to go to his house... to eye fark mom)

/it's sad how many parents of just one child suddenly become experts on all children & how they do things is the only way possible to raise a child
2012-12-13 06:55:21 AM  
1 votes:

mhd: A drunk father also helps motivate a child to write angry letters from an early age.


Maybe your drunk father. Mine taught me how to drive, cook, and bring home a paycheck before I was 2.

Now, I'm 9 years old and look where I am... Sitting amongst my intellectual equals here on Fark.

I've come full circle.
2012-12-13 06:46:32 AM  
1 votes:
Has anyone mentioned how subby failed? If that kid is 4 days old, I am Zaphod Beeblebrox.

/She has been teaching him SINCE he was 4 days old
//words mean things or something
///slashies
////Bewbies
2012-12-13 06:32:26 AM  
1 votes:
Thats gotta be the biggest 4 day old kid in history.

She is ruined, RUINED, I say.
2012-12-13 06:13:39 AM  
1 votes:
This story captures almost everything that's wrong with elitists. I feel bad for the kid.
2012-12-13 06:00:57 AM  
1 votes:
Subby needs some reading skills of their own. The mom STARTED trying to teach the kid when he was 4 days old, which doesn't mean shiat.
2012-12-13 05:54:07 AM  
1 votes:
Early learning mentor: Dana with son John, who she has been teaching to read since he was four days old. She said it will be worth it when he ends up at Oxford or Yale University

That kid is doomed.
2012-12-13 05:53:29 AM  
1 votes:
That kid is four days old?
I'm not sure he should still be breast feeding.
Either that or a very painful birth.
2012-12-13 05:45:20 AM  
1 votes:
mein gott. sie hat riesige titten

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2012-12-13 05:32:32 AM  
1 votes:
From TFA: He's 3 yrs old and just now starting to recognize words. She started to read to him at 4 days old.

Nothing to see here (except for the stacked mom), move along.
2012-12-13 05:32:19 AM  
1 votes:
Okay, she started the teaching at 4 days old.. and is using something called baby sign language. I doubt he could focus his eyes on anything that young.
2012-12-13 05:32:10 AM  
1 votes:

Mark Ratner: "Mum?" I wish British people would stop using that word and speak American.


Maybe once you teach Kevin Bacon to say Mo-Bile, instead of Mo-bul...we'll think about it...

Actually no, fark off......Mom is one of the shiattest words available in the English Language, due to you yanks.
2012-12-13 05:26:29 AM  
1 votes:
Professional AW teaches baby to read, accord to the Daily Mail.

Sounds legit
2012-12-13 05:21:27 AM  
1 votes:

martid4: Nice Eldridge Cleavage!


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2012-12-13 05:20:07 AM  
1 votes:
A is for Apple.

B is for Boobs. Breasts. Bewbs. Boobies. Bazongas. Bouncers. Tits.
2012-12-13 01:46:37 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-12-13 12:29:13 AM  
1 votes:
"I tried to start him on 'Atlas Shrugged,' but he just rolled his eyes at me and violently shat for both distance and power."
2012-12-12 10:34:16 PM  
1 votes:
'I would show John words like "milk", give him my breast...'

That would make Pavlov drool.
2012-12-12 09:37:56 PM  
1 votes:
That cleavage made me forget how to read for a minute.
2012-12-12 09:29:53 PM  
1 votes:
that kid's never going hungry.
2012-12-12 09:10:59 PM  
1 votes:
Just like I taught the dog to tune a piano. She didn't learn it, but I taught her.
 
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