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Post Reply Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children
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At this point I don't even care about what researchers say anymore. Next thing you know they'll be telling us how to breathe, and that going to the bathroom at certain times could shorten your lifespan by fifty years. So much time goes into studying the absolute stupidest of shit.


Well frankly depending on how you loophole logic I'm a "researcher" of aerospace engineering and *insert something that sounds really difficult here* because I once googled photos of the space shuttle.

Seriously wonder what "researchers" are actually researchers half the time with these articles.

Also this guy is an "academic" not a researcher.

And he is arguing that Parent's should "Keep in mind that they are disadvantaging other peoples children" because they read to their <i>own</i> children at night... Because apparently if your child is the smartest kid in class (or has the strongest bond with his family, at this point in the quote OP provided I'm not even sure what he's trying to argue. Family bonding is bad for other people? Or something?), that's a problem.


Well we also have stupid shit like this: http://www.npr.org/2016/04/30/476212898/lets-not-hug-it-out-with-our-dogs Dogs don't like hugs according to Dr. Stanley Coren, a professor emeritus in psychology at the University of British Columbia. "For his study, Coren looked at a random sampling of 250 pictures of people hugging dogs from Google Image Search and Flickr".

So yes "academics" and publishers of dog books do studies based on google images and imgur results -_-;;


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Some people in this thread: Those idiots are suggesting we stop reading bedtime stories!
The article: “You have to allow parents to engage in bedtime stories activities, in fact we encourage them because those are the kinds of interactions between parents and children that do indeed foster and produce these (desired) familial relationship goods, but keep in mind that you might be disadvantaging other people's children


Fixed that for you.
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“Evidence shows that the difference between those who get bedtime stories and those who don’t — the difference in their life chances — is bigger than the difference between those who get elite private schooling and those that don’t,” Mr Swift said.

i'd like to see the evidence, though i wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be junk science.


I've heard that trying to teach your children simple tasks and reading to them very early gives them a huge boost to their future learning skills. I know my parents read to me early on and I started reading very early.
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Southern55 wrote:

Did I seriously just read "We shouldn't read to our children because it makes our children's lives better than that of others?"


"My life sucks so yours should too!" basically?


I believe so. Which might quite possibly be one of the most idiotic things I have ever read.
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What a shitty excuse lmfao, my parents never read to me but when I went to school and saw other kids reading a lot I started to do so too and fell in love with reading throughout elementary and middle school.
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Why did you leave out the last 1/3 of the article? You ended it at the most inflammatory line you could find.


Mr Swift told the Daily Telegraph the idea of evening the playing field by encouraging all parents to read to their kids was not discussed.

The bedtime stories idea had been suggested by the ABC “as a way of getting attention”, he said.

Professor Frank Oberklaid, from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, told the newspaper he was “bewildered” by the idea of bedtime reading disadvantaging others.

“It’s one of the more bizarre things I’ve heard,” he said. “We should be bringing all kids up to the next level.”


This article is just click-bait. You can't take one ridiculous article and pretend it reflects society at large. It's easy to find all kinds of stupid shit on the internet. It doesn't actually mean anything.
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In reality everything on the forums is some sort of click bait. It's just some have bigger hooks than others.
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Thank the lord we have Trump. >.>


I knew this would end up about politics.


Well, it's kind of tied into it. You can't really get SJW or Social Issues without having Politics involved.

Am I wrong?


No, you're right, of course. I didn't word my comment very well; I meant I knew it would end up being about the election, rather than politics in general, like I made it sound.
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That's too bad then, xd.
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nanikore2 wrote:

I'm disadvantaging starving people of the world by eating


Every time you eat food, 20 Nigerian children die.
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My mom read to me while I was in her womb. Should they ban pregnancy as well?
Posted 5/2/16

foraslan wrote:


WeeabooWarrior wrote:


foraslan wrote:


WeeabooWarrior wrote:

Thank the lord we have Trump. >.>


I knew this would end up about politics.


Well, it's kind of tied into it. You can't really get SJW or Social Issues without having Politics involved.

Am I wrong?


No, you're right, of course. I didn't word my comment very well; I meant I knew it would end up being about the election, rather than politics in general, like I made it sound.


Ahh, that you're right on. Mainly because now is the time when people have a chance to voice their opinions finally.
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foraslan wrote:


WeeabooWarrior wrote:

Thank the lord we have Trump. >.>


I knew this would end up about politics.


Don't be simple; it was about politics to begin with, although at second glance it seems you grasp that. That a number of posters have decided to inject the US presidential race into this is merely symptomatic of the fact that the article has a political root: that society and parents in particular should not do something beneficial for their children because it fosters inequality. The Marxists have really gotten out of hand if they think that their revolution will come about by banning bedtime stories. Next we'll be shipping our children off to live and work in communes masquerading as schools to indoctrinate them and make them unexceptional. Wait a minute...
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Are we really getting this bad? This is seriously pathetic.

I read to my daughter all the time, and I will continue to do so. No, I won't be thinking of other children for the simple fact that I just don't fucking care about other peoples children. If they aren't reading to their kids that's their fucking fault.

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Sorry but if I ever have children? I"m reading to them.

F**k this noise My children will at least be educated and not dumbass rednecks.

also LOL at Trump mention; now come on, I don't like the guy but what does he have to do with this topic?
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