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: 02-24-2010
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 3:36pm

I already said that many special needs children have great parents.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 5:13pm

I agree.

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 8:49am

I think that income has come to matter in the way I raise my kids - the school they attend, the therapy they can have.

Thinking back on it I think that income/job choices has had a direct effect on the kind of person I have become. My dad "fled" the coal mines "for a better life". I think that choice was based on ability to work

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 10:37am

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

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 10:40am

I agree.

Chris

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

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 12:02pm

beautifully written.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 12:36pm
I totally agree with you about expectations, I remember saying to my sister, my kids will never do that. HA little did I now.

I like your analogy about "bag of tricks" agreed.

Your story about the 10 year old made me cry, I think about the disney lady i gave in this example and admire her greatly, she tells me often, I dont know how you do with with four, < i have four kids> I think in my mind, but do not say it, I dont know how you do it with yours, I have it much easier.
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Registered: 02-22-2007
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 1:36pm

<< In her opinion every child deserves to go to disney

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Thu, 02-17-2011 - 1:40pm

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Registered: 02-22-2007
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 1:55pm
I confess I don't understand this woman's logic. IMO, the MAIN thing that is going to affect how her child turns out as an adult will be his autism, because depending on its severity he may be able to function fairly well independently or not at all.

I mean, I'm glad for her that she sees a positive difference for *her son* when he goes to Disney. But to extrapolate that to a positive difference for EVERY child is more than a little bit of a reach. Disney would be a NIGHTMARE for my autistic nephew - complete sensory overload. If avoiding a nearly guaranteed negative experience is "deprivation" then I suppose my B/SIL are "depriving" their son, poor guy.

I am also curious what "learning" takes place at Disney.
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