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how will you educate your children? (if you have right now)
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Posted 10/13/10
If I ever have children, I'll be strict but fair haha:D

My parents were really strict on me, but I think that's why I'm a emotionally healthy person.

Nontheless, I would try to be less oppresive. My parents forced me to study things I dind't want to, and controlled every step in my life until I was 18. Luckily, they noticed that wasn't good for me and now they don't mess with my life.

In my opinion, kids need discipline, love!, to be trusted, and to be told they're good at everything they do.
Posted 10/13/10
Well I do want children when I grow up, but right now I'm not really sure what a good mom has to do, so this is what I'm thinking:

-Make them go to school everyday unless they're REALLY sick (That's what my parents do to me. And of course, not on weekends lol)
-Educate them with things they don't teach much in school (Like Internet safety, sex [When they're a bit older. I know it sounds wrong, but they can get really hurt if they don't know anything about them when they're around 10], what drugs can do to you, To never talk to people they don't know unless I or they're father knows them, and other important things every kid should know for their safety.
-Teach them how to swim (REALLY important in my opinion o.O)
-Make them do exercise for their health.
-Give them really neat gifts if they only have B's and A's in their report card. And give them even a better one if they have straight A's.
-Make them eat their food and give them desert after it if they finish their dinner and want some.
-If they do something really good in school or somewhere else like taking them to their favorite place to go.
-Teach them different languages that I know so they have a better job or career when they grow up.
-Make them study hard before a test even if it's not that important like final exams or such. (May sound kinda cruel but it actually works o.o)
-Hit them or whack them if they do something wrong. (I learned a big lesson T.T....But not hitting them repetitively for nothing or abusing them)
-Make them read lots of books
-Make them learn how to defense themselves
-Help them out with their problems and or worries.
-Make sure they NEVER get influenced that will make them do something bad!
-And make sure they know I will always be there for them and that I love them
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Posted 10/13/10
If I protect them too much they won't survive in today's world. If they ask a question, I'll give them the truth -- none of that bull about storks or a baby store. I will state the reason why they should not do something, such as walking too close to the edge of a drop off and not being careful could result in their death. If they do so anyway, they learn the hard way. My husband insists they will know how to defend themselves if someone breaks into the house, which I agree with. If they cross the line they get spankings, and if they do well they get praise and rewards. I won't force them to be something they don't want to be, their future is their choice. They will do their chores and learn how to cook and use the washing machine. I will encourage them and help them out the best I can with their school work, but it is up to them to work to retain the information they learn. After that I kind of just have to watch and let them learn on their own, sometimes guiding them if they step into bad territory.
Posted 10/13/10
Teach them how to enjoy reading, and teach them proper manners. Have you seen the kids nowadays? Their really stupid...
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Posted 10/13/10
I dont even like to think what im gonna do 2 hours from now. So...why would i think about how i would educate my kids in the future?
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The greatest thing about my father, and I intend to repeat this tactic, was that he explained everything without feeding me B.S. When I asked why the sky was blue, he got a prism and showed me how light could be broken into a rainbow and explained that the air broke sunlight into mostly the blue part of the spectrum. When I asked where babies came from, he got an encyclopedia and showed me what a uterus was. My father is an engineer, and when I found his drafting set (used for drawing blueprints) instead of getting angry for playing with expensive tools, he showed me how to use the compasses and protractors to draw pictures -- then he made me go and draw pictures with it. Kids will be as able and as intelligent as they are expected to be. When you give children childish answers like, "Babies come from the Stork." then you are hindering the child's development. That's what I sincerely believe anyway.
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Posted 10/13/10 , edited 10/13/10

aznslayer93 wrote:

Teach them how to enjoy reading, and teach them proper manners. Have you seen the kids nowadays? Their really stupid...


Everyone makes typos sometimes, but when commenting on the intelligence of someone else, one should be careful to remember:

to, too, two

there, they're, their

then and than

Also, ellipses (the three periods) are used to omit portions of quotations not to end a statement (at least not in formal English texts).

"Teach the children to enjoy reading and proper manners. Have you seen the children these days? They're really stupid."

I'm not always a grammar Nazi, but if you're going to insult someone's intelligence it is wise not to prove your own lack of it with the same breath.


Posted 10/13/10

dark_paradox_21 wrote:


aznslayer93 wrote:

Teach them how to enjoy reading, and teach them proper manners. Have you seen the kids nowadays? Their really stupid...


Everyone makes typos sometimes, but when commenting on the intelligence of someone else, one should be careful to remember:

to, too, two

there, they're, their

then and than

Also, ellipses (the three periods) are used to omit portions of quotations not to end a statement (at least not in formal English texts).

"Teach the children to enjoy reading and proper manners. Have you seen the children these days? They're really stupid."

I'm not always a grammar Nazi, but if you're going to insult someone's intelligence it is wise not to prove your own lack of it with the same breath.




Yeah you're right. I used the wrong they're sorry... What I meant by stupid was them being immature or disrespecting their elders like they know everything in the world. I also think it's kind of sad how kids don't feel guilty using profanity or any form of offensive vocabulary especially towards their parents. But I guess that's just me.
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Posted 10/13/10 , edited 10/13/10
move to japan let them have anime schooling. make them learn some sort of self defense thingy
so they dont have to deal with being a gopher

also i guess i will have to have a cafe/home or sushi place/home or something like that

i guess i will also have to move till my kid finds a childhood friend girl hopefully so that they can have anime encounter when we move then move back like 3 or 4 years later
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Posted 12/14/10
The Charlotte Mason method. (((((HUGS))))) sandi
Posted 12/14/10
School system.

That's where my taxes go.
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Posted 12/14/10
I never had the privalege..of having a child..I know as a male would seem easy...its not..there is soo much to think about and I have always over thought that...think s good that I acted that way cause imo..it is such a privelaqge to be a parent..I don't think it should be taken lightly ever..ok off on a rant again..if you decide on such a huge responsibility..be prepared for the long run..its what it take all
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Posted 12/14/10
I'll let my kids decide who they want to be, but as far as education goes. Yeah I'll try and teach them everything I can, but also send them to a good school. I believe in reading to babies when they are really really young so I'll happily do that for my little ones... If I ever have any 'little ones'. The only thing I won't teach them is math. And that's because it's evil... It has nothing to do with the fact that I can barely do math. Nope! Cause it's evil.
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Posted 12/15/10

dark_paradox_21 wrote:

The greatest thing about my father, and I intend to repeat this tactic, was that he explained everything without feeding me B.S. When I asked why the sky was blue, he got a prism and showed me how light could be broken into a rainbow and explained that the air broke sunlight into mostly the blue part of the spectrum. When I asked where babies came from, he got an encyclopedia and showed me what a uterus was. My father is an engineer, and when I found his drafting set (used for drawing blueprints) instead of getting angry for playing with expensive tools, he showed me how to use the compasses and protractors to draw pictures -- then he made me go and draw pictures with it. Kids will be as able and as intelligent as they are expected to be. When you give children childish answers like, "Babies come from the Stork." then you are hindering the child's development. That's what I sincerely believe anyway.


Neat dad. Thanks for sharing. I hope I have enough patience and skills to do the same with my future kids. =]
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Posted 12/15/10
I'll let them learn on their own

Experience is the greatest teacher.
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