Does money matter when raising children,

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Registered: 10-22-2009
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: 08-22-2009
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 1:37pm

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 1:47pm

I guess my expereinces are diffrent, at least half the ppl i know who grew up in proverty lead very productive lives. The ppl who never knew what it was like to go without,

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:06pm

"Going to bed hungry, or not having a bed, is a hard way to raise kids, and a hard way for them to expand their minds beyond anything except "what's for supper." But once those needs are met, the rest is what you make of it."

I think it depends.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:19pm

i don't know many ppl who grew up in poverty and of the families i know the backgrounds of, yes, they/we do work hard for all we have...i think BORD's description of poverty and deprived is more accurate than the woman who thinks you're depriving your child of something if you don't experience disney, LOL..about those who struggle through life because they grew up with things handed to them, i don't think that discriminates by income, silver spoon is synonymous iwth hand out.

 

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:20pm

We were talking about this recently--my dad grew up in poverty & he has 3 brothers.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:25pm

Silver spoon is only synonymous with being handed everything out want by your parents.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:27pm

I don't know, I went to Disney twice as a child and look how awesome I turned out!!!!!

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:35pm

By "noble poverty" I mean the attitude that some people (who have most likely never been really poor) have that it's somehow character building to be poor.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:38pm

"about those who struggle through life because they grew up with things handed to them, i don't think that discriminates by income, silver spoon is synonymous iwth hand out."

I do not understand, are you sayng that you do not have to be wealthy to grow up with things handed to you by your parents? If so i agree. As for your synonymous, with silver spoon, "hand outs" are normally defined by gov. assistance in my experience and i do not think only ppl with silver spooons in their mouths get things handed to them by their parents.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:41pm

Your right it does depend, and how we as individuals define basic

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