whitefang Posted November 21, 2002 Share Posted November 21, 2002 Yes! Too much of it out there. Naw, I don't mean the dregs that leave their kids in cars on hot days, or the scum that beats the piss out of their kids 'cause they BLINKED. I'm talking about those nitwitted, fuzzy and warm "new-age" parents that are industriously raising the wimpiest generation in the history of America! I've had it up to "here" with these clowns. I look for tell-tale signs, like any peabrain that whines about wanting to "protect" their children from essentially harmless things. Take my niece, for example. She put V-chips and blockers and almost any other useless device on her TV, cable box and VCR in order to "protect" her son from the ravages of not pornography, but rather "harmful, sexually explicit material"! You mean FUCK FLICKS? SAY so, dammit! Good idea, hey what? Sure! Yes, never let them see two consenting adults engage in any activity that is otherwise described as "a beautiful experience." GOD no! Might have to actually SIT DOWN and explain something to them. Keep 'em ignorant instead. THAT'S good parenting! Then, she goes out and buys the kid $300 worth of video games that contain stabbings, shootings, beheadings, squishings, dismemberings, kung fu, swordplay and destruction of entire planets. GOOD for her. Kept that PORN away. Mother of the year! And what's with this silly-assed phrase, "Time Out!" "YOU'RE getting a TIME OUT, young man!" I guess that's the same as when I put my kids in the corner. But I SAID, "All right! You're ass is going in the CORNER!" Time out? You bet! LONG time! And no sitting in some comfy chair while you're there. You're ass is STANDING! Don't LIKE it? Think of THAT next time you feel like throwing an open can of paint at your sister! And personally, I have never heard a parent TELL their kid he's getting a time out. They always ASK. "Do you want a TIME OUT?" Sheesh. I never asked my kids if they wanted to go in the corner. I KNEW what THEIR answer would be. Dumb! Bike riding can be hazardous, I know. But I think they've gone a bit overboard in "protecting" the kids in this activity. Just this summer, I watched as the kid across the street rode his bike back and forth in front of his house. That's his limit! From the driveway to Mr. Clark's tree. The entire width of the property. And all the while, he's wearing a helmet! AND knee pads. AND elbow pads. AND a face mask. NHL goalies weren't as geared up as this kid. On top of that, he's pedaling a TRICYCLE! I raised two DAUGHTERS, and THEY weren't treated that pussified! Oh, yes. Those V-chips? Another niece installed all that stuff so her little darling wouldn't hear any objectionable language on TV. And why SHOULD he? His FATHER cusses enough to make Joe Pesci sound like a fuckin' PRIEST! Every day, I read and hear about parents who think they're doing their kids a favor by perpetuating ignorance. The old "if you don't TELL them, they'll never KNOW" routine. They figure if there's no sex education in school, they'll never get the idea into their heads. Oh, YEAH? Well, there WAS no sex education when I was in school, and the ideas took over, anyway! And other stupid shit like not passing out condoms in High School. Thinking that if it's done, the kids will feel free to screw like rabbits. Hey, Mom and Dad. Don't you remember? They already ARE screwing like rabbits. Condoms or no! Another peeve is those damned portable child seats. Take the kid out of the car, grab the handle, and there you have it! A baby-in-a-crate! What! Too lazy to CARRY the kid? Let him feel the warmth and security of your BODY next to his? Are those slings designed to carry babies a little too personal for ya? Why don't you get one of them "pet carriers" instead? What would be the freakin' DIFFERENCE, anyway? I guess this rant is because when I had kids, I never subscribed to Parent's Magazine, or obtained any books written by some sappy-eyed psycologist bent on telling me how to best raise my kids. Naw, I did it the old school way by using common sense, and the most radical idea I utilized was being open with and to them. I never thought being a good parent meant keeping my children ignorant of ANYTHING that went on in the world. Or "pretending" it didn't exsist. I'm seeing far too much of the opposite lately, and it just doesn't sit right with me. And now, flame on, new parents... Whitefang I started out with NOTHING...and I still have most of it left! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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