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How would you raise your children?
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

With an elevator.


Posted 7/25/13
In a way that minimizes how fucked up they'd become. At least I'd hope.
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This isn't a hypothetical for me...I have two little girls. My philosophy is that children need to know that their Daddy loves them, is strong enough to protect them, and is just and good. They also need to know that he expects them to grow up to be strong, just, and good, and to love one another. I hope my children will absorb my optimism, faith, and my love of knowledge. So I give lots of hugs, I'm not adverse to the occasional corporal punishment, I pray and praise God openly (often in thanks for my children), I homeschool them, and I try to see the world through their new eyes, which leads to a lot of giggles.

My wife's style is very similar, and she in particular loves to take the girls (and me) on long trips to see new places and activities she's discovered.
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In all honesty, I don't know how I'd raise any kids. Small blessing of being sterile, is that it's extremely unlikely I'll have to worry about it.

...of course, that doesn't stop me from having opinions about how others raise their kids. And on that note, I believe in a moderate mid-point between the two extremes mentioned by the OP, and skewing towards more freedom as the children demonstrate the responsibility to handle it appropriately.
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i would feed them candy and stuff...
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I'd probably spoil them and be incredibly over protective. They would then grow up to be ungrateful little arseholes because I'd given them what they want their whole lives.
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I'd beat them if they're loud, and shower them with love if they obey me.
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I would raise my daughter to be strong and independant and make sure she question's everything, regardless of who it was being questioned. Teachers, judges, policemen, everything.

All too often nowadays kids are taught to fear adults and authority figures. Just like everyone else, an adult should earn the respect of their students and those under then. It should not be assumed.
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Simple... They get in trouble there will be no, "Your grounded, go to your room!". Instead it will be, "Your grounded. Hand me your phone, iPad, or w/e and go play outside!"... Because id be too lazy to send them to their room just due to the fact i would have to remove any and all electronics.
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Easy, w/ fear and television
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i make her become a nerd
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perfect!
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I'm currently doing my post-graduate study in early childhood education and it's really been helping me to shape my ideas about raising children. It's a pretty huge question but I'll say for sure I'll raise them love and hopefully instill the message that they're wonderful as who they are - I want them to feel comfortable in their own skin.


Acoleth wrote:

This isn't a hypothetical for me...I have two little girls. My philosophy is that children need to know that their Daddy loves them, is strong enough to protect them, and is just and good. They also need to know that he expects them to grow up to be strong, just, and good, and to love one another. I hope my children will absorb my optimism, faith, and my love of knowledge. So I give lots of hugs, I'm not adverse to the occasional corporal punishment, I pray and praise God openly (often in thanks for my children), I homeschool them, and I try to see the world through their new eyes, which leads to a lot of giggles.

My wife's style is very similar, and she in particular loves to take the girls (and me) on long trips to see new places and activities she's discovered.


That sounds really nice, man

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The some as King Leonidas.
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