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(The New York Times)   I don't have any kids. But I'm a condescending urban douchebag who writes for the New York Times, so I know more about how you should be raising your kids than you do   (nytimes.com) divider line 616
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2013-04-02 04:57:55 PM  

Pincy: archichris: Pincy: baska: I raised mine, so excuse me while I laugh at the butthurt breeders.  Opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one.  So, here's mine about the parents who raise their kids like they'll break.  Model respectful behavior, demonstrate the art of choice, but put the hammer down when necessary.  Who's running the show?  There's a reason you're the adult.

/every time I hear some muppet say 'good job' because their kid managed not to break his face it's like biting tinfoil

OMFG THIS!!!

Your kids do not need to be praised for every single thing they do. They need to learn that it is expected of them to act civilized and they aren't going to get a cookie for merely doing so.

You sound fat. Good job you!

Touched a nerve apparently.


you dont get the awesome integration of the cookie reference, the "you sound fat" meme and the undeserved praise? 

Translation for idiots: You have been the target of undeserved praise for years and many cookies as rewards and it has made you sound fat.
 
2013-04-02 04:59:51 PM  

Surpheon: the ha ha guy: Since I'm meant to ignore these "irritations", what do you suggest I do in order to ignore a child who steals my cane and hits me with it in the back of the leg, and the mother who defended it to the manager and insisted on letting the kid keep my cane?

Seriously? Grow a pair and demand your cane back. Call the police if the manager is not adequate authority. No one is defending kids who assault other people or their asshole mothers.


The world is too dangerous for him, you never know when a 4 year old will launch a scathing lollipop attack from your blind spot.
 
2013-04-02 05:07:53 PM  

runester: Wait for the restaurant server to step up to the table and ask for the order, then (and only then!) turn to your three (3) year old and ask them what they want off the children's menu.Parent: What would you like to drink, Johnny?Child: Juice!Parent: Orange juice or apple juice?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Do you want orange juice or apple juice?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Do you like orange juice better?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Do you want apple juice instead?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Which do you want, Johnny, orange or apple?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: You like apples, how about apple juice?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Well, you usually have orange juice, how about we get you that?Child: no -ooooo -oooo ....Parent: OK, so you want apple juice!Child: Nuh-uh! Juice!Parent: But which juice do you want, honey?Child: Uhmmm ...


I don't care whether it is in a restaurant, on a plane, on a boat, with a goat, in the rain, or on a train.
My only response to screaming, tantrumy brats brought out in public by uncaring self-absorbed parental units is:

kill.it.with.fire.

There are like 7 billion breeders on the planet, and though your brat might grow up to discover a cure for cancer, odds are that it will grow up and be a drunken, unemployable slob or an emotionally unstable ADD/OCD control freak.

So drown it already.  We will all be better off.
 
2013-04-02 05:29:29 PM  

Surpheon: More interestingly, the kicking only while seated (not running around) is interesting because research has found adults also tend to kick the seat in front of them if their seat is too high to fully rest their feet on the floor.


The difference is that when I turn around and say in a neutral tone of voice 'Could you please stop your kid from kicking the back of my seat?' the responses I've gotten have included 'But he's just a kid. You don't need to be a biatch.'

Somehow I doubt I would be considered the biatch if I said that to an adult.
 
2013-04-02 05:40:28 PM  

frontwheeldriver: runester: Wait for the restaurant server to step up to the table and ask for the order, then (and only then!) turn to your three (3) year old and ask them what they want off the children's menu.Parent: What would you like to drink, Johnny?Child: Juice!Parent: Orange juice or apple juice?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Do you want orange juice or apple juice?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Do you like orange juice better?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Do you want apple juice instead?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Which do you want, Johnny, orange or apple?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: You like apples, how about apple juice?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Well, you usually have orange juice, how about we get you that?Child: no -ooooo -oooo ....Parent: OK, so you want apple juice!Child: Nuh-uh! Juice!Parent: But which juice do you want, honey?Child: Uhmmm ...

I don't care whether it is in a restaurant, on a plane, on a boat, with a goat, in the rain, or on a train.
My only response to screaming, tantrumy brats brought out in public by uncaring self-absorbed parental units is:

kill.it.with.fire.

There are like 7 billion breeders on the planet, and though your brat might grow up to discover a cure for cancer, odds are that it will grow up and be a drunken, unemployable slob or an emotionally unstable ADD/OCD control freak.

So drown it already.  We will all be better off.


Your newsletter ... how do I subscribe, sir?

Drowning Babbys Weekly ... I need it.
 
2013-04-02 06:06:34 PM  

seadoo2006: frontwheeldriver: runester: Wait for the restaurant server to step up to the table and ask for the order, then (and only then!) turn to your three (3) year old and ask them what they want off the children's menu.Parent: What would you like to drink, Johnny?Child: Juice!Parent: Orange juice or apple juice?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Do you want orange juice or apple juice?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Do you like orange juice better?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Do you want apple juice instead?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Which do you want, Johnny, orange or apple?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: You like apples, how about apple juice?Child: Uhmmm ...Parent: Well, you usually have orange juice, how about we get you that?Child: no -ooooo -oooo ....Parent: OK, so you want apple juice!Child: Nuh-uh! Juice!Parent: But which juice do you want, honey?Child: Uhmmm ...

I don't care whether it is in a restaurant, on a plane, on a boat, with a goat, in the rain, or on a train.
My only response to screaming, tantrumy brats brought out in public by uncaring self-absorbed parental units is:

kill.it.with.fire.

There are like 7 billion breeders on the planet, and though your brat might grow up to discover a cure for cancer, odds are that it will grow up and be a drunken, unemployable slob or an emotionally unstable ADD/OCD control freak.

So drown it already.  We will all be better off.

Your newsletter ... how do I subscribe, sir?

Drowning Babbys Weekly ... I need it.


Read up on some early Florence King, but don't waste your time on the later, re-edited re-released stuff.  She jumped the shark a while back.
 
2013-04-02 06:38:06 PM  
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2013-04-02 06:48:34 PM  
dustygrimp:
Not a man made of straw? No point of view on strawman arguments.

If you can't understand the correlation between the list given and the point of this whole thread you are either a troll or too stupid to live. Either way please DIAF.
 
2013-04-02 06:52:42 PM  
GeneralJim

Oh, so you tell them to stop throwing a tantrum.  So simple and brilliant. Why didn't we think of that?

Non-parents sure have all the answers.
 
2013-04-02 06:57:55 PM  

heili skrimsli: Surpheon: More interestingly, the kicking only while seated (not running around) is interesting because research has found adults also tend to kick the seat in front of them if their seat is too high to fully rest their feet on the floor.

The difference is that when I turn around and say in a neutral tone of voice 'Could you please stop your kid from kicking the back of my seat?' the responses I've gotten have included 'But he's just a kid. You don't need to be a biatch.'

Somehow I doubt I would be considered the biatch if I said that to an adult.


I'm pretty sure the same folks who would call you a biatch for saying that to a kid would say it just as quickly if you said it to them as an adult (they tend to do so if you ask them not to text during a movie or something).
 
2013-04-02 07:00:28 PM  

Doc Daneeka: GeneralJim

Oh, so you tell them to stop throwing a tantrum.  So simple and brilliant. Why didn't we think of that?

Non-parents sure have all the answers.


it isn't always necessary to project your failures at parenting onto others.
of course some kids have special needs...
and so do some parents
 
2013-04-02 07:10:33 PM  
So what we have here is a bunch of maladjusted social rejects complaining that parents are raising a new generation of maladjusted social rejects.
 
2013-04-02 08:00:34 PM  

Pincy: lostcat: It surprises me that on Fark, a place where people joke about public schools turning kids into mindless drones ready to enter the workforce unquestioningly, there are parents who pride themselves on how efficiently they've browbeaten their kids into doing whatever they are told, unquestioningly.

I see parents who are raising kids to fit into their own lifestyle, not parents who care about their kids as people.

Teaching your kids to be mindful of others is not browbeating them into submission. If you can't tell the difference then don't have kids please.


And exactly how do you teach a two year old to be "mindful of others" when they haven't really mastered the rudiments of language yet?
 
2013-04-03 03:14:46 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Pincy: Doc Daneeka: Lot of non-parents in this thread who know everything about proper parenting.

Lot of those people are going to get a major reality check someday when they are behind the wheel.  Your perspective changes a lot.

Are there shiatty parents?  Absolutely.  Lots of them.

All I'm saying is, it's really easy to judge.  It's much harder to do.

Pennsylvania Dutch Oven: The reality is that these people will gladly take your praise when you complement their children for good behaviour (I actually got to do that in an up-scale restaurant this weekend). Sorry parents, if you want the glory, you have to eat the shiat too.

See, here's the thing.  Most parents don't give a shiat about what strangers think one way or the other.  As I said, your perspective changes.  Concern number #1 is the health, safety, well-being, and instillation of knowledge and values to the child.  Whether or not random strangers are annoyed or pleased by your parenting methods moves way down your list of priorities.

Ya that's the problem, parents teach their kids to have no respect for other people.

No - parents prioritize parenting their child over worrying about what random people think.

Point is, it's not about you.


Point is, it's about teaching your children to live in a civilized society, so no, it's not about me, it's about everyone.
 
2013-04-03 03:19:45 AM  

lostcat: Pincy: lostcat: It surprises me that on Fark, a place where people joke about public schools turning kids into mindless drones ready to enter the workforce unquestioningly, there are parents who pride themselves on how efficiently they've browbeaten their kids into doing whatever they are told, unquestioningly.

I see parents who are raising kids to fit into their own lifestyle, not parents who care about their kids as people.

Teaching your kids to be mindful of others is not browbeating them into submission. If you can't tell the difference then don't have kids please.

And exactly how do you teach a two year old to be "mindful of others" when they haven't really mastered the rudiments of language yet?


So you were referring to two year olds in your previous post? Are there a lot of two year olds going to public schools where you live?
 
2013-04-04 08:02:06 PM  

Doc Daneeka:

GeneralJim

Oh, so you tell them to stop throwing a tantrum.  So simple and brilliant. Why didn't we think of that?

Non-parents sure have all the answers.

i45.tinypic.com
 
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