Does money matter when raising children,

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Does money matter when raising children,
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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 10:02am

Do you feel a parents income has a direct EFFECT on the children they raise,

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 10:08am

I think that it can but it's not universal.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 10:26am

I think enough income to keep the family out of poverty can have an effect on the kind of person a child becomes.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 11:20am

direct effect?

 

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 11:31am

What brought this question to my mind is a discussion I had with a woman about DISNEY and how her money is a direct effect of the kind of person her child will become. In her opinion every child deserves to go to disney

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 12:15pm

Yes, I think all of our experiences influence who we become.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 12:16pm

Do not agree.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 12:21pm
Well, that explains it. I never went to Disney as a child.

That is ridiculous. Raising a child who EXPECTS to go to Disney would be an issue, but never taking a child to Disney - nah, no biggie.
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Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 12:29pm

I will explain more, In her defense her boy is autistic and it has helped him tremenously socially, they get a yearly pass and go every chance they get> from what she says. But when i asked if she felt this way about kids in general she said" yes, it is a unique learning experience that no child should be deprived of" I never personally looked at disney that way, a unique experince sure, deprived of, effect them as adults,

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 12:32pm
of course not, GREATFUL.

seriously, that opinion is a childish one. if she thinks money is a reflection of how you turn out then i have to wonder how much other spending she justifies, LOL.

BTW, i never went to disney as a kid. i did not grow up deprived. :-)

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 12:38pm
big crowds aren't always a positive thing esp if child is autistic. but i can understand the anecdotal, i have a friend whose 10 YO DS is autisic, she'd say something similar, they have been to disney twice in his lifetime. and i think they plan to return this summer.

 

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