Larry Winget, author of Your Kids Are Your Own Fault, writes a “You might be a bad parent” list

“Some of you are now spewing and sputtering and shouting “yeah buts” at me because your kids are great yet they have a TV in their room or are overweight or blah, blah, blah-de-blah-de-blah!  Okay, you can tell yourself that, and since I don’t know you or your kid I’ll step back and give you the benefit of the doubt.  But I still don’t believe you.” Larry Winget responds to parents regarding his list.

And his “Top Signs You Are A Bad Parent” list is hilarious and right on point.

My question is, why aren’t these things clear to most people? Do all parents think that they are allowed an exception?

My theory: you probably shouldn’t reproduce. Few people left have the solid values and personality traits to properly raise children. So I wish they’d stop pretending and use a method of birth control.

Better yet, vasectomies should be free.

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Word on the Street: Kids’ favorite shows and what their parents don’t let them watch on TV

Does America’s youth watch shows meant for their age group? Do parents ever censor or restrict certain shows anymore?

One weekday evening, I went to the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library to ask various kids about what television they watch and aren’t allowed to watch. I think it’s interesting that children are rarely protected from mature content and that parents who do restrict their children’s television freedom are seen as crazies.

What shows were/are you not allowed to watch?

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

“I want you to be a father” says Lupe Fiasco in his track “He Say She Say”

(Image courtesy of http://rap.about.com/)

I’ve focused on bad parenting already, but there are many ways parents fail their children.

So far, I’ve mentioned parental failures in the yuppy/too busy/nonchalant category. These types of failures are the result of parents not understanding or dedicating the time and work it takes to discipline and teach children to be good people.

On another hand, some people are simply unprepared and ill equipped to take on the role of “parent.” Lupe Fiasco‘s track “He Say She Say” highlights this aspect and expresses, from the perspective of mother and son, the hardships of a young man growing up without a father figure.

Continue reading

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 542 other followers