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Authored by: Ezekiel on Mar 18, '04 06:43:22PM

Actually, I think he's trying to say that now his kids can't be stopped, so there's no use trying. Might as well support them instead of trying to punish them. When you were a kid, would you listen to older people who told you what you "couldn't do"? If you did, gosh darn, but most people don't/didn't.

It's not like it can really hurt them, that's like saying reading the papers about terrorist bombings, rapes and other horrible things would hurt children. As long as you teach them not to trust everything they read as The Truth, I think it'll be fine. Kids are no where near as volnerable as some people seem to believe. Maybe they they forgot what it was like being young? Or maybe they were mentally scarred? Who knows.



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overkill ?
Authored by: mrdlcastle on Mar 18, '04 08:48:29PM

I would have to agree that we have differing opinions on how to raise children.
I believe in that a parent knows what's best for their children. I also am not naive in believing that they are not curious about what's out there in the adult world.
There are things on this great expanse we call the Internet, that I feel are inappropriate for a young child of any age to see. Especially during this critical time of development when they are most suceptible to "mental scarring".
I know that my child will see many of the things that I don't want them to see at some point in their lives. I just am doing my best to ensure that they don't experience them until they are ready to.
I don't consider this punishment, I consider it proactive parenting.
Just like one wouldn't throw a soldier into a firefight without training them first, I feel one should prepare their children to take on anything they encounter. But before they do, one should make sure they have the proper tools to handle them.
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Anyway, since this is a site about hints and not how to parent one's children, I posted this here for those that like me may have wanted to do this for what ever reason (like for instance removing your accounts and leaving guest only access). :-)



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