Parents and children today
I’m an uncle, not a parent, and a college educator, not a grade school teacher, but I look at how people live their values in raising kids and wonder.
I tried to pair questions suggesting differences between people’s values and behavior:
- Would you blow smoke in a baby’s face?
- Would you pay to put 10 tons of CO2 into the environment by flying?
The pollution from flying is millions of times greater than what would horrify most people to see.
- Would you steal candy from a baby?
- Would you feed a baby McDonalds food?
Stealing candy from a baby makes the baby healthier.
- Would you be a role model by using drugs in front of a child?
- Would you be a role model by eating lots of sugar in front of a child?
Does it matter which refined, addictive powder you teach your children is normal?
- Would you be smoke in front of your child?
- Would you be overweight or obese in front of your child?
One unhealthy behavior seems shunned by society. The other over 70% embrace.
- How many hours a week do you play sports with your child?
- How many hours a week to you watch TV with your child?
The average American watches 8 hours of TV per day, leaving negligible time for sports.
- How many hours a week do you create arts and crafts with your child?
- How many hours a week does your child use Facebook or other social media shown to increase anxiety and depression?
Arts develop voice, grit, expression, and more. Facebook leads to anxiety and depression. I would be scared to hear the comparisons in answers to these questions.
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