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Re: Society blog thing
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2009, 05:21:03 PM »
I think it is possible to be authoritarian without being abusive.

The grands all know what a time out means and what crying won't get you. The oldest (6) is actually quite civilized, considering.
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Re: Society blog thing
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2009, 05:56:07 PM »
I think it is possible to be authoritarian without being abusive.

I totally agree. But the government seems to think that we can only relate abuse with authority, so they are extra careful in trying to make parents less authoritarian. Which doesn't make sense at all, if you ask me.
Being less authoritarian can only create more problems. There would be no back-bone, no conduct in which to learn from, and definitely no role-model figures in children's lives.
All this may seem like the best thing that the government has ever come up with, to children. But, I'm sure that they would regret not listening to their parents when they're older...
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Re: Society blog thing
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2009, 04:09:00 PM »
Hear,  Hear!

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Re: Society blog thing
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2009, 04:15:04 PM »
;D ;D
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Re: Society blog thing
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2009, 01:45:34 PM »
Hi Spell Chick, well you sure stirred up a lot of controversy on this.  I liked it and enjoyed reading everyone else's thoughts too.  I am also a grandmother, of nine, sort of.  (that's another story)  But I did raise 5 children and of course was a child myself.  Lots of stories here....another day.   I would not even try to respond to all the other responses, except to say on I think 505's.  And just how would you be sure of who are the good guys and who are the bad? Would you be the judge? The teachers? the courts?  Anyhow, thanks Spell Chick, now I think I have some material and can start drafting a bunch of ideas.  V Flynn

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Re: Society blog thing
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2009, 02:05:04 PM »
veronica,

It's only fair you have much to think and write about. I got this idea from another thread in another venue. So, I guess ... tag, you're it. :D

rearing children is a difficult and arduous task. i think the more we talk about, the better for everyone.
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Re: Society blog thing
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2009, 02:18:22 PM »
beat your children once a day just to show them who is boss

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Re: Society blog thing
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2009, 07:19:13 PM »
Fear and non-accountability are killers. It's not as simple as saying ... "Don't worry, be happy", but I have an idea that praying for peace is something we all might aspire to do.
 
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