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: 10-22-2009
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 10:05am
I read befor you edited IMO that i is not even remotley close to what BORd was implying or anything to do with her her point, but i am not going to speak for her.
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Wed, 02-16-2011 - 10:19am

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 10:20am

What does that have to do with her point that there is no advantage to poverty?





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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 1:10pm
refer to post i replied to..what i debated was attitude op thinks ppl who have never experienced poverty have, calling it "noble poverty".

 

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Wed, 02-16-2011 - 1:33pm

I agree with this.

“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: 04-22-2005
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 1:40pm

She doesn't think that all people who havn't experienced poverty have that attitude.





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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 2:22pm
i like the way GEEK said it. DH's brother is downs, he is CP and is non verbal autism too. he's in his 50s now and lives in a group home, he has been instiutionalized since he was in his teens and while i will never understand sending him "off" somewhere i have learned that it's nobody's place to determine how parents SHOULD BE with special needs kids. i don't really know if he was an obstacle in their lives or not, when DH and i first met and i was introduced to him he was as part of the family as everyone else, he just didn't talk. the kids look forward to seeing this uncle when we go back home.

about IEP meetings, when we were new to special education we made a lot of appointments, i always had questions, LOL. i did forget one every once in a while and was extremely ashamed about that (toddler needs then, pre-occupation with other appointments, etc) as most of those appointments were ones "I" arranged!

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 2:43pm

That is probably the most insulting thing I have ever been asked in my life.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 2:44pm

If you have never heard people glorifying or romanticizing poverty, then you haven't been paying attention.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 2:54pm

As the parent of a special needs child, do you consider yourself to be a "special parent"?

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