were YOU a REBEL ;)

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were YOU a REBEL ;)
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Mon, 12-15-2008 - 3:58pm

so i promised to back off the duggar debate but the feedback really does have me wondering.

 

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 1:53pm
What exactly do you think parenting is? How is feeding a child, bathing him and putting him to bed NOT parenting? What do you think she should have done instead of those things? Also, are you assuming that she does these activities in total silence and does not talk to him about his day or about other things or interact with him in any way? What exactly do you think parenting is? When parents impart their values to their kids, it's done
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Registered: 02-08-2008
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 2:03pm
What is your definition of "parenting"? I work 9-5. My kids went to daycare from 3 months until almost 5 yrs. old. I spend 2-3 hours in the morning with them (depending on when they get up), 3-4 hours at night (depending on when they go to bed normally). I have off:
Weekends, Holidays, Vacation Days, Personal Days, Sick Days, Half Days, days I leave early.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 2:05pm

Kids are not awful these days. They are no worse than when you were ins school. I've had this debate on ivillage too many times to rehash it. Suffice it to say, the first time I had this debate in ivillage, you had only been out of highschool for one year so it was you and yours that I was defending as "not awful". And "kids these days are awful" was a very old line even then. I have no idea how old your parents are (quite possibly my age) by I can gurantee you that your grandparents generation was calling your parents and all their peers "awful".

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 2:22pm
I see my kids from about 5:30 until about 8:45 or 9 five days a week. There's a lot of parenting that goes on during that time.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 2:23pm

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I don't understand that at all. If you don't care about a religion and don't plan to participate in a religion, then why have someone indoctrinate your child into that religion?

Even by staying out of it, you're providing a lesson - you're teaching them that religion isn't important. If that's how you feel about it, that's fine, but then why send them to church?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 2:58pm

Speaking as a mother of slightly older children, there is a heck of a lot of parenting going on in those hours.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 3:20pm

A 9pm bedtime isn't out of the realm of normal for a toddler/preschooler. Especially if they are napping 2-3 hours during the day. And a 9pm bedtime means 3-4 hours with a parent in the evening. Making and eating dinner, clean up afterwards, bath, reading a story, heck, even folding clothes in front of the TV all are great interactive times between parent and child. And there is nothing "real" about a reality TV show.

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Edited 12/17/2008 3:25 pm ET by sewchris703

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

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 3:31pm
On what reality TV show was this?
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 3:44pm
i sometimes watch "supernanny" to feel better after a long day,ROFL.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 3:57pm
i agree,there's still "parenting" going on between the time you get home and the time your boys go to bed.

 

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