Ginger wrote:Oh I see. So... so let me get it straight: You as a mommy just said your kids are idiots. That's not abusive? Treating kids like they don't know what they like to eat and drink and what makes them feel healthiest is moronic and neglectful of me as a mommy? Sure sure. Letting kids have freedom is just bad wrong bad. We need to restrict their eating habits until they develop anorexia and bulimia like I did. We need to call them morons about their eating habits and gossip about how They Live and Die for Sugary Foods and Drinks and shame them when they overeat. WAY HEALTHIER than just allowing them to eat and drink what they wanna.
a) I am not a mom. I just spend a lot of time around kids. (and I'm talking toddlers here, older kids have some basic survival instincts, toddlers dont).
b) I never said letting kids have freedom is wrong. I am saying if you give kids absolute freedom they will not survive. Kids need frames or they tend to become extremely insecure. That is not a good thing. Taking basic responsibility for kids is not the same as "restricting their eating habits until they develop anorexia and bulimia". You can give kids basic frames and good habits without shaming them. There is a middle ground here.
Putting the fist into pacifist.