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Posted by: MikeZilla

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MikeZilla
Ok now this is not a dig at anyone just a general wondering cos Doolally's - post on syringe sweets (k see i gave you 2 links please don't say mean things to me ) just got me really down about the state of the world. Now as a proud Capetonian I have to say this problem is not as prevalent there as up here in Gauteng but with each visit back home i see more of it. Kids are being molly coddled far too much for my liking.
Chatting to anyone with children and you'll hear how little rudy speaks 12 languages has his own internet start up and just completed his dad's e-filing tax return all of this and little rudy is only 7 and a half. Aw kids grow up so fast these days... Bull! we don't let the little rugrats out of the house and instead of learning to socaize they learn how to make Sims get down and dirty with some woo hoo. Now don't get me wrong it's not the same world out there that it was a coupla years (yeah a couple thats my story and I'm sticking to it) ago when we grew up but we've thrown in the towel and handed the streets to the ne'erdogooders. The problem was never that the streets got to dangerous it was that parents just weren't around to keep them safe. Whatever happened to kids just being kids? When did we abdicate our responsibility as adults to give our children childhoods? Yeah it's busy and it's really hard to find time it's increasingly hard to make a buck and ffs it's dangerous out there...
All i'm saying is if you do a good job raising your kids they'll know that taking candy from strangers is bad they'll know that they're loved they'll know the difference between right and wrong and God help us all maybe they'll know what it's like to play in a park while there parents make sure they're safe.
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written by ShackledMuse, June 14, 2009
letting of some steam?
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written by Language Girl, June 14, 2009
Well said - parents choose to have children (well mostly!) and with that choice there should be a sense of wanting to see that the children grow up to be the best they can be. That means active involvement.
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written by mikezilla, June 14, 2009
@shackled yeah you know me i'm always steamy
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written by mikezilla, June 14, 2009
@languagegirl yeah don't even get me started on parents who treat child rearing as the greatest burden to befall man - enjoy your kids it's a lot harder not too
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written by Doolally, June 15, 2009
LOL you sound like my brothers... My kids don't have a pc or any kind of techno gadgets. They have to play outside until it gets to hot or dark. They only watch tv if it is raining or dark outside. Mostly though (out of their own) they would rather read a book! I don't see my kid as children mostly as little adults waiting to be grown up. They have to learn life lessons but they also need to get to adult hood :upset Gauteng has the license plate GP for a good reason. That is why I like living in the Slowveld :grin Have a few kids that way you will learn what it feels like to become an overprotective parent smilies/smiley.gif
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written by mikezilla, June 15, 2009
@doolally Lol yeah I should hey.... old father time is not on my side. But yeah i've sort of inherited my brothers kid... Long black sheep in the family story and I know it's a constant struggle for me to detach from the overprotective instincts in me sometimes I even succeed :grin

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