posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 05:39 PM
reply to post by scoobdude
All I am really asking is for you to not spread your nanny state BS and try to implicate everyone because they don't confirm to your idea of right
Reading with your child because they are required to for homework has nothing to do with nanny state BS. It has to do with learning. If the child
wants to not further their education after high school it is their choice. Until that time parents should do everything in their power to teach their
children the basics, as it gives them the best chance to be successful. Can the fail? Of course. Working hard does not always get you where you
want to be but it is in the failure of working hard toward a goal and NOT achieving it that we grow as humans. You have to be in the arena with blood
sweat and tears to truly understand how life works.
Why not give them the best chance to succeed? If you don't want your child do homework you don't have to make them - but ultimately that affects
them, not you. It is hard enough in this world to make it working hard and having an education - why would you deny your child a fighting chance
because you have some preconceived notion of a "nanny state", which has nothing to do with reading to your kid at night?
Because you yourself had no help and failed at school you are instilling the same attributes to your kids? Do you see how selfish that is? What if
they want to grow up to be a doctor, lawyer, engineer? They can't if don't have basic skills. Can the be successful elsewhere? Sure. But why
deny them the opportunity to choose what they want to be in life?