Work status and your kid's health

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Work status and your kid's health
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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 10:50am

Are kids of wohm's less healthy than kids of sahm's?


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33089859/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/


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Registered: 07-20-2009
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:14pm

Judge much?
Do you realize how the economy is and maybe that college professor is working at Walmart as that is their only option in the recession to feed her children?
Do you personally know people who are cashiers at Walmart to make these assumptions?

Where in this post was I judging?
Can you answer the question I actually did ask?

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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:20pm

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This is a judgement about the previous post.

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:42pm

You asked three questions. As pumpkinangel pointed out, your first question was a judgment. I have no problem with that. We all judge, even though it is wrong.


Question 2: I really assumed this was rhetorical, since everyone knows the economy is bad right now. We've all been affected in some way. I imagine even Bill Gates has been affected, though he probably hasn't had to alter his lifestyle.


Question 3: Yes, I do know a cashier at Walmart. No, she didn't go to college. Yes, she feeds her children rainbow goldfish and fake fruit leather. Yes, she's a really nice person, and no, I do not think I am not better than she is.


FWIW, most people are capable of thinking critically enough to not need to have personally experienced everything to have some understanding of it. We just extrapolate from from we do know.


For example, the states with the highest poverty rates also have the highest obesity rate and the lowest level of education. Those states also have the highest rates of heart disease. One can draw a lot of conclusions--that the diet is poor, for example--from those facts without ever going down to Mississippi or

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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:50pm

Question 3: Yes, I do know a cashier at Walmart. No, she didn't go to college. Yes, she feeds her children rainbow goldfish and fake fruit leather. Yes, she's a really nice person, and no, I do not think I am not better than she is.

So only people who did not go to college feed their children rainbow goldfish and fake fruit leather? Why are judging ALL parents who work at Walmart or a job you assume the workers are less educated to feed their children in this way?

No one insinuated you think you are better than her so not sure why you are saying that.

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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 5:14pm

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Why the judgement about the previous comments?

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 5:25pm

Sigh. Please reread my posts carefully. Very carefully. I didn't use the word "all" to lump parents of any class together. Nor did I state, imply, hint, suggest or otherwise say that only uneducated parents feed their kids junk. If this were the case, I wouldn't have a bag of Fritos in my secret mother junk food stash.

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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 7:02pm
I would tend to agree, but the article says they controlled for maternal education and job level.
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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 1:33am
Meh. I solved the whole thing by making the kid get a job and his own health care. ;)

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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 3:04am
Yes, I pondered that a bit. But it could also simply mean that high-SES WOHM kids statistically had sweets/soda more often than high-SES SAHM kids, and so on down the line. It is hard for me to believe that 37% of kids of educated etc mothers would be subsisting mostly on crisps and sweets or whatever the percentage is that they give. Of that 37% a few kids may be from high-SES homes, but I bet you almost anything that the majority of them are not.
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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 9:28am


This in particular is something I am always surprised at.

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