Does money matter when raising children,

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Does money matter when raising children,
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: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-19-2011 - 1:51pm

that's your interpretation of what i wrote yesterday.


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 05-19-2011 - 2:02pm

I hope you're well, too.

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Thu, 05-19-2011 - 2:58pm

I really don't know what you mean.

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Registered: 07-12-2005
Fri, 05-20-2011 - 11:11pm

I think perhaps the difference in our respective ways of thinking is that I do not consider not being able to afford something to be a value judgment in and of itself. I watched my parents go from affording very little to affording almost anything they wanted, without ever showing a change in lifestyle or values. To me, being able to afford something, in and of itself, is not a value judgment. Of course, I also do not think that someone collecting food stamps or welfare reflects anything about their character.

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Sat, 05-21-2011 - 7:04am

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Sat, 05-21-2011 - 7:48am

"Children will notice differences with or without my help. I want them to be able to put them in perspective."

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Sat, 05-21-2011 - 10:18am
tryingtoquit wrote:

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 2:24pm


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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 2:39pm