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while don't agree with some of the videos they have at this channel.. they have some interesting videos

Is Your Child Getting Enough Vitamin N?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3cgUhtRUbE

I have to agree with this.. we need to say no more often when they keep demanding for more stuff..



people need to learn more about "no"



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is it bad the first thing i thought was "is this going to be a black joke" ?
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is it bad the first thing i thought was "is this going to be a black joke" ?


you might be one of those racists by today's standards..

honestly. my first reaction was "i don't remember any vitamin N from nutrition class".. so i clicked on it to find out..
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Ryulightorb wrote:

is it bad the first thing i thought was "is this going to be a black joke" ?


*raises hand* I was a little concerned it might be that. I don't think it's a bad thing that we thought that.
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I watched Hey Kids! back when it was still a thing so I highly doubt this is gonna shock me that much.
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CHILD?

FORGET  VITAMIN  N.  WHAT  CHILDREN  NEED  IS  SOME  WU-TANG
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I think there is a certain "Power to No".
I grew up in a situation whereas I had to earn the money for large purchases. During the summer, I would cut tobacco in the field with my babysitter's son for a pretty penny (in the world of children and adults). So, after paying for my own school clothes and materials, I'd have that money until the beginning of September until the beginning of May for whatever items I wanted. When I was out of money, that was the end of me getting things I wanted over a certain price value.

I can't say that my mother ever told me No when I wanted something and had the money for it (myself).
If it were under a certain value (I'd say around $500), I could possibly get it for my birthday or a holiday (Winter Solstice or something) but she would give me a heads-up if it were something that was simply outside of the budget altogether (meaning, I could either contribute or wait until I get back to cutting tobacco).
Kids these days are the bi-product of several generations of people getting whatever they want without much merit. After WWII, things kind of went downhill and the baby boomers really became the beginning of the "spoiled generation" (when you compare it to generations beforehand).

It also doesn't help that they have a horde of outlets to voice their complaints. I recall quite a few of my peers in school would say these things but that would be the end of it. We didn't have social media to voice our spoiled/entitled comments or to give power to them because it received likes/retweets/etc. I wouldn't necessarily consider them "spoiled brats" - rather, I would consider them people who are seeking validation of their "agony and woe" (note the quotation marks). Children say silly things, teenagers say even more ridiculous things at times ... the only difference between "then and now" is that there is usually some type of catalog of their silly comments/thoughts for an undisclosed amount of time.
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Saying no to your kids is pretty easy.

You just have to be middle class who actually knows the value of a dollar, and actually disciplines their kids to do good.

Money just creates soo much disconnect in children, for they know nothing about the true value of hard work. At least not anymore.
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Humms wrote:

Saying no to your kids is pretty easy.



I just simplify this to "Just say no to kids." (ergo, why I'll always refuse to have any).

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as someone who grew up getting spanked by my parents any time i complain about something, it pisses me off seeing that ahahhaha
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My parents were always very practical when it came to the holidays. I knew, and still know, that I'll be receiving socks. And that's exactly what I received from my parents this year - socks. Had the iPhone been around when I was a teen, I would not have received it. I would have instead received clothes, an adult onesie w/ feetsies from my grandparents (happened when I was 15 and I was mortified) and if I was lucky, a Bath and Body Works gift card from my aunt who felt sorry that my parents were so practical.

I think it just depends on the kid and how they were raised. My parents made sure I understood the value of money early. I'd cut coupons with my mom and while we never engaged in extreme couponing, I'd get a couple bucks back from groceries every week and I felt like a champ. I'd save it up and then, when Mom felt up to it, we'd go to FAO Swartz and buy one of the full MSRP Barbie outfits because, dagnabbit, FAO had the best Barbie clothes. They also had that big keyboard from the movie "Big", and yes, staff hated that everyone had to reenact that scene (also guilty).
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Humms wrote:

Saying no to your kids is pretty easy.



I just simplify this to "Just say no to kids." (ergo, why I'll always refuse to have any).



Tell me about it. Maybe when I'm like 35. There is too much life to be spent living happy without trying to raise children. I'm sure children can bring you a lot of happiness, but I don't have the time, or money to worry about it. It's soo much work raising a kid, why do you think kids are so spoiled nowadays

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Vitamin N should often be followed by a small dose of 'smack on the ass'
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ninjitsuko wrote:
It also doesn't help that they have a horde of outlets to voice their complaints. I recall quite a few of my peers in school would say these things but that would be the end of it. We didn't have social media to voice our spoiled/entitled comments or to give power to them because it received likes/retweets/etc.


Not a day goes by that I don't thank whatever dark powers rule this universe that smartphones, social media, etc did not exist yet when I was in high school. The internet hit town when I was about 14-15 and was dismissed as being for nerds for the remainder of my time in high school. I was long gone by the time the internet became Cool(tm) and anyone had enough bandwidth to plaster themselves across it 24/7.

I can't imagine having every stupid teenage thought or impulse of mine immortalized for the world to see.
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