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(Newser)   Spain is about to make it illegal for kids not to do housework. Law mandating dessert, extra recess less likely to pass   (newser.com) divider line 21
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2014-04-29 03:12:18 PM  
Kids will be legally bound to respect their parents... what if their parents aren't worthy of respect? Spain's gotta have a few sh*t parents whose primary parenting tool is abuse. Then again, going to jail may be the better option in that scenario.
 
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2014-04-29 03:51:26 PM  
no pudding if you don't eat your meat, either.
 
2014-04-29 03:56:33 PM  
To be sure they'll have job skills when they grow up?
 
2014-04-29 03:57:32 PM  
I ain't done use no double negative.
 
2014-04-29 04:06:41 PM  
Spain also passed a law in 2005 mandating that both partners in a marriage do 50% of the housework.

I'm against laws like this for the same reason why I'm against laws criminalizing homosexuality and non-missionary sex. The privacy of one's home is paramount - that privacy should only be violated by the state if there's a real, compelling interest. Stopping child abuse, spousal abuse, etc...those are valid reasons. Legislating the actual conduct of a family inside its home outside of ensuring no behavior that harms others is stupid.
 
2014-04-29 04:08:05 PM  
Cool?
Hero?
 
2014-04-29 04:08:46 PM  
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"In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead."
 
2014-04-29 04:18:00 PM  

Saborlas: Kids will be legally bound to respect their parents... what if their parents aren't worthy of respect? Spain's gotta have a few sh*t parents whose primary parenting tool is abuse. Then again, going to jail may be the better option in that scenario.


Exhibit no. 1...

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2014-04-29 04:20:12 PM  
Being the smart alec slacker that I was, I probably would have plead "no contest, your honor."

When asked for my reason for not providing my homework, I would have cited that it was an act of dog.
 
2014-04-29 04:36:38 PM  
So, you'll be able to have your kids arrested for NOT doing the dishes?  :P
 
2014-04-29 04:52:58 PM  
I love that Spain puts this up and the same Americans whining over bratty, lazy entitled kids instantly condemn this law as an infringement on personal rights and what about abusive parents who shouldn't be respected?

Jeez, there's no pleasing some people.
 
2014-04-29 04:59:03 PM  

Gyrfalcon: I love that Spain puts this up and the same Americans whining over bratty, lazy entitled kids instantly condemn this law as an infringement on personal rights and what about abusive parents who shouldn't be respected?

Jeez, there's no pleasing some people.


Yeah, but this is Spain for christs sake, not 'murrica!


I'd say a large percentage of Americans believe that Spain is in South America.  And that there's a horrible illegal immigration from those border jumpers.
 
2014-04-29 05:09:51 PM  
Yeah, I was threatened with being sent to 'juvie all the time... Bought it hook line and sinker for a few years before I figured out it was a bluff.

/Ending up homeless while in the middle of the 12th grade turned out not to be a bluff.
 
2014-04-29 05:27:41 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: To be sure they'll have job skills when they grow up?


Better than sitting around getting fat and lazy.
 
2014-04-29 05:27:56 PM  

MrBentor: Yeah, I was threatened with being sent to 'juvie all the time... Bought it hook line and sinker for a few years before I figured out it was a bluff.

/Ending up homeless while in the middle of the 12th grade turned out not to be a bluff.


That would be Juventes FC, and they are Italian not Spanish....
 
2014-04-29 05:39:08 PM  
What do expect from a european country that speaks Mexican.
 
2014-04-29 05:42:15 PM  
It's good that one of the leading economic countries of the world is setting an example of how government should guide parents in their child-rearing activities. After all, it's the government's job to take care of young people after they leave school.

Sheesh
 
2014-04-29 05:43:44 PM  

Gyrfalcon: I love that Spain puts this up and the same Americans whining over bratty, lazy entitled kids instantly condemn this law as an infringement on personal rights and what about abusive parents who shouldn't be respected?

Jeez, there's no pleasing some people.


It's entirely possible to not like a problem and also not like a shiatty solution to the problem.
 
2014-04-29 05:59:45 PM  
So, I take it China outsourced its overflow of Nike orders to Spain? Call it chores, ya say?


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2014-04-29 07:26:22 PM  
Good luck with that.
 
2014-04-29 08:10:23 PM  
It's a terrible shame it had to come to passing laws for kids to respect their parents and do chores. Here's my favorite solution to that problem: good old fashioned ass whooping. If parents didnt coddle their kids then maybe, just maybe, they'd be more respectful all around. But with pretty much every effective punishment in America being labeled as"child abuse," it's only a matter of time before we adopt laws similar to the ones in Spain.
 
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