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(Abc.net.au)   Psychologist describes current parenting trends as "crap" and raising a generation of spoilt brats   (abc.net.au ) divider line 49
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2014-08-23 12:27:19 AM  
So John Rosemond has a twin living in Oz now?
 
2014-08-23 08:36:48 AM  
"Have you ever tried simply turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?"
 
2014-08-23 08:39:15 AM  
"Vitamin N deficiency"?

Your catchphrase is bad and you should feel bad.
 
2014-08-23 08:40:11 AM  
There are many styles of bad parenting.  Saying no is only a tiny part of the deal.

I belong to a forum of geeky gamers, it's depressing to hear how many of them are spending 12 plus hours a day immersed in a game barely tending to the child's needs.
 
2014-08-23 08:47:35 AM  
Well hey, that's in Australia. Everything is just fine here in the good ol' USA, right?
 
2014-08-23 08:49:26 AM  
But saying no means being negative to my precious little snowflake! I CAN'T BE NEGATIVE!
 
2014-08-23 08:53:07 AM  
It takes a village... to sit kids down in front of videos all day and ignore them.  Until they are old enough to put their own videos and video games in the console.
 
2014-08-23 08:55:04 AM  
I take great pleasure in telling my 13yr old "life is full of disappointments". She is well behaved though.
 
2014-08-23 08:57:34 AM  

laid back w/bud light: I take great pleasure in telling my 13yr old "life is full of disappointments". She is well behaved though.


Do you say it like Cary Elwes? Because that would be hilarious.
 
2014-08-23 08:58:34 AM  
I'm sure I'll get nasty comments, but...
Is this the way Michael Brown's parents raised their "gentle giant"?img.fark.net
 
2014-08-23 09:00:37 AM  
FTFA: We've had people moving to these artificial villages called cities, primarily to get jobs and in doing so, a lot of the kinship networks have been destroyed.

Uh... welcome to 8000 years ago?  I know the guy is a cranky old conservative (as the whole "Kids these days, modern parents are too soft" is, almost word-for-word, the most commonly heard complaint from every conservative since forever), but this is really kind of absurd.  I also understand a conservative complaining about people leaving god-fearing and family-loving rural areas for the sinful city (yet another ancient complaint).. but to phrase it this way is really bizarre.

Also, it would be nice if they actually provided some evidence (of anything).  Or, you know, made at least some specific claim.  I mean, he claims "I know the solution to the problem of X" with the assumption that the "problem of X" is universally accepted.  Given that the "problem of X" is the same problem cried about by every conservative ever, it would be nice to see how this time it's different.  You know, with statistics and stuff. Sure, we all hate helicopter parents.. but how widespread are they?  If there is in fact a problem, and you do in fact want people to take you seriously, then you need to make a serious case.. not just appeals to "things that everybody already knows" (which are almost always wrong).  Seriously, the closest thing he provides for evidence is his claim that "he has seen ample evidence of the consequences to these types of parenting, not just in his own clinic but in schools around Australia".  So, no evidence, but he swears it totally for-sure exists.. oh and it happens to be anecdotal.
 
2014-08-23 09:00:51 AM  
 
2014-08-23 09:01:46 AM  

DogBoyTheCat: I'm sure I'll get nasty comments, but...
Is this the way Michael Brown's parents raised their "gentle giant"?[img.fark.net image 634x474]


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-23 09:06:02 AM  
Is this going to be an article about how yet another generation is ruining everything, and the previous one was better?

Yep. Artificial villages called cities, without the advice of your grandparents on parenting. That generation probably was the worst generation too of its time at raising kids.
 
2014-08-23 09:06:56 AM  
To be fair, children don't come with instructions.
 
2014-08-23 09:07:28 AM  

DogBoyTheCat: I'm sure I'll get nasty comments, but...
Is this the way Michael Brown's parents raised their "gentle giant"?[img.fark.net image 634x474]


That's a pic of an Oregon murder suspect.
 
2014-08-23 09:17:19 AM  
Someone, somewhere, will believe that parents are going to fark up their kid....regardless of what the parents do.

I'm betting someone will believe that we're doing a bad job since I've decided to stay home and let the mom work.
 
2014-08-23 09:17:57 AM  
All old people always say the same thing about young people since forever.
 
2014-08-23 09:21:14 AM  
just one generation?
 
2014-08-23 09:25:20 AM  
I saw something the other day about how Will Smith had let his daughter cut her own hair (by which I'm sure they mean choose her own style for the Hollywood stylist to cut...). It was framed as a positive way to tell her nobody but her had control over her body, and empower her.

What bullshiat. You give kids boundaries and guidance, and responsibilities when ready. Your kid can have whatever hair she wants because you're a rich celebrity and you live in a bubble of rich, weird celebrities.

Slightly off topic but I've been looking for somewhere to have a rant about that.
 
2014-08-23 09:27:07 AM  

Gothnet: I saw something the other day about how Will Smith had let his daughter cut her own hair (by which I'm sure they mean choose her own style for the Hollywood stylist to cut...). It was framed as a positive way to tell her nobody but her had control over her body, and empower her.

What bullshiat. You give kids boundaries and guidance, and responsibilities when ready. Your kid can have whatever hair she wants because you're a rich celebrity and you live in a bubble of rich, weird celebrities.

Slightly off topic but I've been looking for somewhere to have a rant about that.


I also read that she sleeps with snakes in her bed. That's not a euphemism . Snakes.

Oh and there's a video of her where she dances around like a whore.

/snakes
 
2014-08-23 09:28:36 AM  
What's fascinating is that psychology is still matriculated and colleges can drag the bullshiat out to create six year programs.
 
2014-08-23 09:28:42 AM  
Didn't psychologists get us into this mess to begin with?

Is it time to go back to beating our kids with bicycle chains?
 
2014-08-23 09:32:06 AM  

big pig peaches: Didn't psychologists get us into this mess to begin with?

Is it time to go back to beating our kids with bicycle chains?


Some of us never stopped. And our kids are going to rule your kids.
 
2014-08-23 09:34:10 AM  

PizzaJedi81: DogBoyTheCat: I'm sure I'll get nasty comments, but...
Is this the way Michael Brown's parents raised their "gentle giant"?[img.fark.net image 634x474]

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]


I, too, am a bit concerned that Fox News propaganda bots have made Fark accounts.
 
2014-08-23 09:34:19 AM  

DogBoyTheCat: I'm sure I'll get nasty comments, but...
Is this the way Michael Brown's parents raised their "gentle giant"?[img.fark.net image 634x474]


Fu*k off
 
2014-08-23 09:36:06 AM  
Soon, all Fark threads will become Ferguson threads.  Every thread, in every tab, will be a Ferguson thread.

/Fark.com: All Ferguson, All The Time.
 
2014-08-23 09:37:13 AM  

Ker_Thwap: That's a pic of an Oregon murder suspect.

GUILTY!

Gothnet: I saw something the other day about how Will Smith had let his daughter cut her own hair (by which I'm sure they mean choose her own style for the Hollywood stylist to cut...). It was framed as a positive way to tell her nobody but her had control over her body, and empower her.


Says a lot about their parenting that they think "letting" their 13-year old decide on her own hairstyle is some big thing. If your mommy and daddy are still telling you how to cut your hair at that age (besides telling the kid that they can't have a mohawk or whatever), it's time to cut the cord.

RaceBoatDriver: What's fascinating is that psychology is still matriculated and colleges can drag the bullshiat out to create six year programs.


What's more fascinating is how ignorant the average Farker is about what "psychology" actually is.
 
2014-08-23 09:40:50 AM  

big pig peaches: Didn't psychologists get us into this mess to begin with?

Is it time to go back to beating our kids with bicycle chains?


My mom used Hot Wheels tracks and extension cords. Bike chains were just too greasy.
 
2014-08-23 09:54:41 AM  

cryinoutloud: What's more fascinating is how ignorant the average Farker is about what "psychology" actually is.


It's the one that can't prescribe meds.
 
2014-08-23 09:55:07 AM  
Let's be honest about this....being a psychologist means exactly squat.  This is just someone with an opinion.  It's not even an unpopular opinion, lots of people share it.
 
2014-08-23 09:58:40 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Let's be honest about this....being a psychologist means exactly squat.  This is just someone with an opinion.  It's not even an unpopular opinion, lots of people share it.


Every psychology major I have ever known was batshiat crazy.

/never date a psychology major.
 
2014-08-23 09:59:14 AM  

cryinoutloud: Ker_Thwap: That's a pic of an Oregon murder suspect.
GUILTY!

Gothnet: I saw something the other day about how Will Smith had let his daughter cut her own hair (by which I'm sure they mean choose her own style for the Hollywood stylist to cut...). It was framed as a positive way to tell her nobody but her had control over her body, and empower her.

Says a lot about their parenting that they think "letting" their 13-year old decide on her own hairstyle is some big thing. If your mommy and daddy are still telling you how to cut your hair at that age (besides telling the kid that they can't have a mohawk or whatever), it's time to cut the cord.

RaceBoatDriver: What's fascinating is that psychology is still matriculated and colleges can drag the bullshiat out to create six year programs.

What's more fascinating is how ignorant the average Farker is about what "psychology" actually is.


Doesn't matter what it "is".  It matters how people misuse it to make excuses for poor decisions and troubling behavior.  And, to get a 'scrip for a nice tranquilizer.  To cope, you know?

Psychology is bunk.  Psychiatry is worse.

/there's your farking cold prickly, headshrinkers

//warm
///fuzzy
 
2014-08-23 10:06:07 AM  

acad1228: big pig peaches: Didn't psychologists get us into this mess to begin with?

Is it time to go back to beating our kids with bicycle chains?

My mom used Hot Wheels tracks and extension cords. Bike chains were just too greasy.


Wrong chain, peaches means the plastic covered chain for locking the bike up.  Plastic for safety, and you wouldn't be upset anymore by the time you took the other chain off the bike.  Also when you do use the correct chain take off the padlock if it has one, because if you don't, you're setting yourself up for a nasty child abuse charge.  Now having the kids taken away isn't all that bad, but it could mean you won't get to see your grandkids later.  You need to know these things when raising kids, or as I like to call them, the future parents of my grandkids who won't know anything about raising kids.

/kidding
 
2014-08-23 10:10:31 AM  
You pretty much screwed everything up that one time you let your child cry for 30 seconds too long when it was an infant, so why bother with the rest? You're farked. Your kid is farked. Game over.
 
2014-08-23 10:11:42 AM  

MooseBayou: Doesn't matter what it "is".  It matters how people misuse it to make excuses for poor decisions and troubling behavior.  And, to get a 'scrip for a nice tranquilizer.  To cope, you know?

Psychology is bunk.  Psychiatry is worse.

/there's your farking cold prickly, headshrinkers

//warm
///fuzzy


So how's Scientology treating you?

I keed, I keed.
 
2014-08-23 10:13:07 AM  

acad1228: big pig peaches: Didn't psychologists get us into this mess to begin with?

Is it time to go back to beating our kids with bicycle chains?

My mom used Hot Wheels tracks and extension cords. Bike chains were just too greasy.


I appreciate a woman who cares about her kids', home's, and/or own hands' cleanliness.
 
2014-08-23 10:13:26 AM  
At last, someone with the balls to tell the truth.
 
2014-08-23 10:13:42 AM  

Mugato: MooseBayou: Doesn't matter what it "is".  It matters how people misuse it to make excuses for poor decisions and troubling behavior.  And, to get a 'scrip for a nice tranquilizer.  To cope, you know?

Psychology is bunk.  Psychiatry is worse.

/there's your farking cold prickly, headshrinkers

//warm
///fuzzy

So how's Scientology treating you?

I keed, I keed.


You spelled kid wrong.
 
2014-08-23 10:47:36 AM  

Ker_Thwap: There are many styles of bad parenting.  Saying no is only a tiny part of the deal.

I belong to a forum of geeky gamers, it's depressing to hear how many of them are spending 12 plus hours a day immersed in a game barely tending to the child's needs.


Was playing guild wars 2 quite a bit while the baby was on the way. Tons of gamers with babies crying over teamspeak. I stopped playing once baby was born. No idea how people ignore their kids for a game.
 
2014-08-23 10:50:27 AM  

CowardlyLion: PizzaJedi81: DogBoyTheCat: I'm sure I'll get nasty comments, but...
Is this the way Michael Brown's parents raised their "gentle giant"?[img.fark.net image 634x474]

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]

I, too, am a bit concerned that Fox News propaganda bots have made Fark accounts.


Still amazes me how partisan dummies can link Fox to anything.
 
2014-08-23 11:20:10 AM  

Aar1012: Someone, somewhere, will believe that parents are going to fark up their kid....regardless of what the parents do.

I'm betting someone will believe that we're doing a bad job since I've decided to stay home and let the mom work.


Not me! I have proof that your children will come up great. My sister and her husband decided she would work and he'd do the stay at home parenting.
Their sons, now 25, 24, and 22 are all college educated, athletic, intelligent and wonderful to be around. I guarantee you if my sister had been the stay at home things would be far different.
Also my brother in law was one of twelve stay at home dad's in their neighborhood. Ten of those twelve did a fantastic job, (their wives sing their praises). The two dad's that weren't so great visit their sons in Folsom prison.
 
2014-08-23 11:44:50 AM  
Wow. Took you this long to figure that out ...?
 
2014-08-23 12:08:10 PM  
acad1228:

Hot Wheels tracks
extension cords
Bike chains


If you know which of these doesn't leave a mark on your bare ass/legs, you might have grown up in Georgia.
 
2014-08-23 12:09:31 PM  

Mugato: It's the one that can't prescribe meds.


Or set a bone.  Or anything, you know, actually doctor-y.
 
2014-08-23 01:28:46 PM  

DogBoyTheCat: I'm sure I'll get nasty comments, but...
Is this the way Michael Brown's parents raised their "gentle giant"?[img.fark.net image 634x474]


You can have a nasty comment for incorrectly thinking that is a picture of Michael Brown.

Idiot.
 
2014-08-23 01:31:27 PM  
For the last 25 years I have been carrying on about how we have a generation of kids raised by kids. It hasn't changed.

It's going to get worse until we hit critical mass of stupid on January 20th, 2016.
 
2014-08-23 01:33:02 PM  

DogBoyTheCat: I'm sure I'll get nasty comments, but...
Is this the way Michael Brown's parents raised their "gentle giant"?[img.fark.net image 634x474]


At least they taught him proper trigger discipline. That's rare these days.
 
2014-08-23 05:11:01 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Soon, all Fark threads will become Ferguson threads.  Every thread, in every tab, will be a Ferguson thread.

/Fark.com: All Ferguson, All The Time.


All the threads I've read recently somehow became discussions of the new misogyny policy. You know what that means: The Ferguson PD are misogynists.

/As for TFA, same as it ever was.
 
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