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how will you educate your children? (if you have right now)
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Posted 10/12/10
will you give your children a loooooot of novels to read?
educative movies? or tragedy movies? food~ all healthy food ? ban junk food? no toys?...

I wouldn't force them to read novels~~ but at least something like mangas~ and newspapers
I'll give them tragedy stuff to watch----> I think children learn a lot faster when they see the consequences rather the reasons~~~ as for food, I'll let him taste a bit of everything~~ and explain how bad it can be affected to your health~~
as for toys~~ hmmm one teddy bear is more than enough
instead of giving consequence when he did something wrong~~~ I would praise them when they do thing right
and if he did something really bad~~~ I'll ignore them (that's the most cruel thing you can do to a child!!!but they will learn real fast! if you use it wisely)

That's how I would educate my children from the perspective I have right now (age 20)

all criticism are welcome!
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let them learn.
i don't want to be strict on them like my mom is[:

Posted 10/12/10
If I ever change my mind about having kids, I hope to teach them everything that will help prepare them for life. When they're young, I'll give him/her educational things first to help with their motor skills. Later other inventions for entertainment purposes like video games & etc. I'll give them both healthy and junk food, but teach them not to eat too much of the junk food. I'm still debating which is better, home or private school. That's all I'll put since I don't feel like writing an essay-style statement.
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I have a 4 year old daughter.

--Nutritional health--
She breast feed for 6 months (never had formula), and ate home cooked foods (only once had jar baby food on an airplane). She eats what my wife and I eat (mushed of course when she had no teeth). She has no food allergies and enjoys eating fish. At the local Mexican restaurant, when other kids are eating chicken nuggets and french fries, she's chowing down on a chicken burrito (she demands it). At the local Japanese restaurant she screams for okonomiyaki as well as oyako don. She eats curried potato and channa roti from the Trinidadian restaurant. She mainly eats healthy home cooked meals for lunch and likes broccoli and spinach. This is in stark contrast to her classmates who usually have some package crap in a disposable package for lunch.

--Entertainment--
My wife and I cut off our cable TV service, when we realized we were on the Internet more often than the TV and we didn't want to pay for watching ads 10 minutes out of every half-hour. This decision has meant that our daughter is removed from the perverted influence of the boob tube. She still gets to watch kid's shows on Netflix, but without the commercials and with our control. She is limited in the amount of time she spends on the computer, and most nights, she actually just hangs out with us in the kitchen as we cook, sometimes with her assistance. Either my wife or myself read her a bedtime story before she goes to sleep at 8PM. She is know as a bookworm at school, though, she is just beginning to know how to read. I've saved her a set of Inuyasha manga to read when she is older, which she can't wait to read. Her room is a mess of toys and artworks and books.

--Education--
She's been in daycare since she was 3 months old (my wife had to go back to work), so she is very well behaved in a school setting. She's been in Montessori school since she was 2 and I couldn't be more happy. She is a very happy, empathic child with a bountiful imagination.

--Guidance--
Whereas, my mother was very dutiful in following the Christian bible in giving plenty of rod (daily) lest her child was spoiled, I, on the other hand, have followed the path of the critical thinkers instead, and in place of routine beatings with whips and sticks, I give my daughter a time-out, a cooling off period, when she is upset. Once she has calmed down, I ask her if she knows why she was given a time-out. The after discussion is vital because it's important for her to understand my reasoning and also for her to know that it is not punitive, but rather a way to cool off and figure out a better way to approach a difficult situation. She has never been struck, and it shows in her empathic relations with her classmates.

Some interesting research is here...
Research shows child rearing practices of distant ancestors foster morality, compassion in kids
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Posted 10/12/10
I'll probably be a father that most children hate to have....but appreciate when they grow up.

Long story short, strict, but fair.
I know my father was a hard ass ( strict ) but its good for children.

And im VERY protective of girlfriends and women in general, so I can imagine how im going to be with my own flesh and blood
Posted 10/12/10
Give them the highly educational gift of anime.
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Posted 10/12/10
I'd throw them in the wilderness and hope they don't get raised by wolfs...




But seriously, I'd teach them everything I wish I would've known when I was a kid.
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el_nath wrote:

I have a 4 year old daughter.

--Nutritional health--
She breast feed for 6 months (never had formula), and ate home cooked foods (only once had jar baby food on an airplane). She eats what my wife and I eat (mushed of course when she had no teeth). She has no food allergies and enjoys eating fish. At the local Mexican restaurant, when other kids are eating chicken nuggets and french fries, she's chowing down on a chicken burrito (she demands it). At the local Japanese restaurant she screams for okonomiyaki as well as oyako don. She eats curried potato and channa roti from the Trinidadian restaurant. She mainly eats healthy home cooked meals for lunch and likes broccoli and spinach. This is in stark contrast to her classmates who usually have some package crap in a disposable package for lunch.

--Entertainment--
My wife and I cut off our cable TV service, when we realized we were on the Internet more often than the TV and we didn't want to pay for watching ads 10 minutes out of every half-hour. This decision has meant that our daughter is removed from the perverted influence of the boob tube. She still gets to watch kid's shows on Netflix, but without the commercials and with our control. She is limited in the amount of time she spends on the computer, and most nights, she actually just hangs out with us in the kitchen as we cook, sometimes with her assistance. Either my wife or myself read her a bedtime story before she goes to sleep at 8PM. She is know as a bookworm at school, though, she is just beginning to know how to read. I've saved her a set of Inuyasha manga to read when she is older, which she can't wait to read. Her room is a mess of toys and artworks and books.

--Education--
She's been in daycare since she was 3 months old (my wife had to go back to work), so she is very well behaved in a school setting. She's been in Montessori school since she was 2 and I couldn't be more happy. She is a very happy, empathic child with a bountiful imagination.

--Guidance--
Whereas, my mother was very dutiful in following the Christian bible in giving plenty of rod (daily) lest her child was spoiled, I, on the other hand, have followed the path of the critical thinkers instead, and in place of routine beatings with whips and sticks, I give my daughter a time-out, a cooling off period, when she is upset. Once she has calmed down, I ask her if she knows why she was given a time-out. The after discussion is vital because it's important for her to understand my reasoning and also for her to know that it is not punitive, but rather a way to cool off and figure out a better way to approach a difficult situation. She has never been struck, and it shows in her empathic relations with her classmates.

Some interesting research is here...
Research shows child rearing practices of distant ancestors foster morality, compassion in kids


She seems cute. X3 Can I go and steal her?
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Posted 10/12/10 , edited 10/12/10
uhhm.~ make them go school?? lol~ ...^^~ hahaha..i'll just do my best to teach THEM..but i wont nag too much like my parents does.~~
Posted 10/13/10
I'll teach them discipline and the fact that they CANNOT get away with anything.

Send them to school, make them do homework.

I will give them treats such as new games and consoles but they only get to play it if I see straight A's

I will also sign them up for martial arts clubs to keep them fit and safe on the streets and encourage them to join sports.

This is how I was raised. My kids will turn out just fine hopefully.
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Posted 10/13/10 , edited 10/13/10
I plan to break my family curse of spanking -.- its been going on too long so I'm going to stop it with me. Also if I have girls I'll put them in martial arts classes so they could protect themselves. I'll teach them table manners and as much as my family history. I'll teach them old lullabies my mom sang me when I was little ( I need to ask her how they go again). And I will give them my old (age appropriate) manga's to read for quite times in the house.
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el_nath wrote:
--Guidance--
Whereas, my mother was very dutiful in following the Christian bible in giving plenty of rod (daily) lest her child was spoiled, I, on the other hand, have followed the path of the critical thinkers instead, and in place of routine beatings with whips and sticks, I give my daughter a time-out, a cooling off period, when she is upset. Once she has calmed down, I ask her if she knows why she was given a time-out. The after discussion is vital because it's important for her to understand my reasoning and also for her to know that it is not punitive, but rather a way to cool off and figure out a better way to approach a difficult situation. She has never been struck, and it shows in her empathic relations with her classmates.


This is very very nice. Particularly the last sentence. (And all the rest, too.)

Thank you for sharing. *Save to disk*
Posted 10/13/10
Treats to theme parks and Disneyland if they're good and a whack across the backside or back of the knees with a bamboo stick if they're bad.

Discipline is absent in modern households, suddenly its classed as child abuse.

Punching a kid in the face is child abuse, whacking them with a stick across the knees or backside is teaching them a lesson about life.

Posted 10/13/10

Rina-San wrote:

Treats to theme parks and Disneyland if they're good and a whack across the backside or back of the knees with a bamboo stick if they're bad.

Discipline is absent in modern households, suddenly its classed as child abuse.

Punching a kid in the face is child abuse, whacking them with a stick across the knees or backside is teaching them a lesson about life.



Wow, someone who believes in this kind of disipline and understands the difference between it and abuse. If I had a hat, I would tip it to you.

I'm only fifteen and am admittedly unsure about my future at this point, but one thing I have to say is that I would teach my child the basics of reading and writing from an early age. I would give them the stuff I watched, but also let them watch whatever modern rubbish exists in the future. xD Also, when I feel they're mature enough to read it, I'll let them see Fullmetal Alchemist or something of the like(Yes, I even brought that up HERE). That series has so many meanings to it, I think it would be good for them.
I would let them try various foods, but teach them about where meat comes from sometime or another, and let them make their own decision about whether or not they want to continue eating it. The reason I say this is because I'm fed up of people who are ignorant of these things and just seem horrifed at the process, but still eat meat(I've seen slaughterhouse pics out of choice by the way. I still eat meat too).
Of course, I'd always take plenty of time out to play with them and talk to them, but disipline them when they do bad things (See top), and if they were getting bullied or something bad was happening to them, I'd help them no matter what.

Meh, I'll add more later. It's getting late.


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Posted 10/13/10 , edited 10/13/10
I'm unsure if I'll ever bother having a child but if I do I'll probably:

Let it decide it's own religous beliefs if it ever wants to have any
Discipline using words and withholding treats,never force
Homeschool probably
Probably raise it alone
Mix of normal and treat food
Hopefully by then I'll be bilingual and I can try helping them by bilingual too
Plenty of books
Let it grow up listening to the amazing music of Florence and the machine

Thats all the thought I've given it
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