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Old 12-23-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: CA
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Who wants to ask for my help?
Hahahaha... I have heard that the best parents are the people who don't have any kids.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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Hahahaha... I have heard that the best parents are the people who don't have any kids.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I don't mind friendly advice from non-parents. Everybody has an opinion about kids, and everybody has been a kid.

But the "I would never!" lectures ... yeah, come and see when you're there.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Who wants to ask for my help?
I knew EVERYTHING about parenting before I had kids. Embarrassing thinking back. Yah it definitely colors my willingness to take advice from someone without.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: North America
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I don't mind friendly advice from non-parents. Everybody has an opinion about kids, and everybody has been a kid.

But the "I would never!" lectures ... yeah, come and see when you're there.

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Old 12-24-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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Or parenting advice from someone who has "perfect" children.

Jasper's advice is best, "just listen". He has no kids, but is an authority on listening, and cuddling, like most cats.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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My favourite topic, Lucid!

But every time these parents shrug me off as a non-parent, only becoz they refuse to see the truth. So without further ado, here goes from the Antlered Chamataka

1. Feed your kids properly, don't make them obese or give them access to food which will make them obese. For starters, a plate of french fries can easily mount to 600 calories, and that's just the side. Afternoon ice cream, even a small cup, will be at least 450 calories. Obesity is a huge problem among moms and dads, but let's not pass the "wealth" down to offsprings.

2. Make them strain and study well, even if it means a little of a badass Dad or Mom, as in setting rules and regulations and minor forms of punishment, yes there can be painless punishments yet effective.

3. Try teaching them yourselves. Put the TV remote down and spend quality times with the books of your children. Also saves tutor money.

4. Stop blaming the teacher. It's always your kid's fault.

5. Don't load them with electronic gadgets like Wii, x-box etc.,

6. No, they do not need a Facebook page when they are only 8 years old

7. Don't drag your kid to movies like "Gamer", "Sex and the City" etc., please find a babysitter, if you really, really love that movie so much.

8. Single moms, if you are dating, please avoid putting your kid's picture on the profile. I see this often in dating sites I use, what are these women thinking

9. If you are taking your kid to public places, please clean up after yourself and don't let the kiddies running around causing nuisance, and sometimes knocking down expensive gadgets of gentlemen near you.

10. In the church, they have a crying room for the kids, why the hell won't you take the kid in there? I know what it is and a mom personally told me that... that she didn't want to go to the crying room and "hide" her amazing new Christmas dress from Nordstrom. I was like, "wow"

I really wanna make more pointers, but I gotta go work out. Hits the door

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Old 12-26-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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My favourite topic, Lucid!

But every time these parents shrug me off as a non-parent, only becoz they refuse to see the truth.
Oh, AC, time to duck and cover!
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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Or parenting advice from someone who has "perfect" children.
If I see someone whose kids are doing well, I tend to listen to that parent MORE. I wonder when parenting became a competition sport.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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4. Stop blaming the teacher. It's always your kid's fault.
Pretty decent list Chamy. Though I disagree with this one. Care to eleborate because I don't believe it's "always" the kid's fault.
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