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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Well this story takes the prize for the day for telling people to feel guilty for all the children who do not get a bedtime story read to them. To feel guilty because you were/are a good parent and are causing other children to be disadvantaged because of it. You should feel guilty for the bond you have created with your child which will indeed play a role in his success and others don't have. If the idiots running academia these days are so concerned about the disadvantaged because they don't get bedtime stories read to them, may I suggest they give up a percentage of their Cadillac pensions to fund a new program "Bedtime stories for all" Geesh...... just another example why states in this country really need to get back control of their own school systems and idiots like this in academia will be told to shut up and sit down
    I've got an idea!

    We should demand a Department of Child Rearing and have them make a series of government approved Youtube videos of Hillary or Barack or....Alan Grayson...reading bedtime stories. Then we could have those stories piped into the kids rooms. Sure, the actual parenting isn't really happening but Youtube is probably good enough.

    I feel so sorry for the kids today who were raised by their television and it's hard for me to imagine what the future will be when they are all being raised by a tablet and various parenting apps.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    This is the radio equivalent of click-baiting:

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

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    Read more at Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says - 9news.com.au


    Uhm, what do you think? Is "unfairly" advantaging their children something parents should even concern themselves with or feel bad about? According to the article, it is.
    I apologize for not reading the whole thread but I just saw this and am on my way to the kitchen to start dinner.

    Is this for real? Somebody honestly believes that because all parents don't read to their children, nobody should? Does it follow that because all parents don't feed their children or clothe their children or vaccinate their children or see that they get an education, nobody should? If that is what this person is arguing, I have never heard anything quite so blatantly left-wing stupid idiotic. My two cents. Later all.
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I've got an idea!

    We should demand a Department of Child Rearing and have them make a series of government approved Youtube videos of Hillary or Barack or....Alan Grayson...reading bedtime stories. Then we could have those stories piped into the kids rooms. Sure, the actual parenting isn't really happening but Youtube is probably good enough.

    I feel so sorry for the kids today who were raised by their television and it's hard for me to imagine what the future will be when they are all being raised by a tablet and various parenting apps.
    Sorta like having mama government entering into your child's bedroom. Why not, they have already intruded into their lunch boxes. They have already intruded into the child's faith by not allowing them to be who they are at school. Many want them to check that in at the schoolhouse door. They have intruded into their closets as many school districts are opting for uniforms so no person in the public school will have to deal with hurt feeling because one parent can buy their kids nice things to wear and another can't. yes I feel sorry for the kids raised today watching T.V, and cellphones and parents out to lunch. But I am also damn pissed at parents who allow it and when their kids have problems wants mama government to fix it.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Really?!

    We now should consider how our good parenting actions might give our kids an advantage in life while other kids don't have that advantage? We're supposed to feel guilty about that? Maybe we should feel guilty about feeding our children healthy meals and providing them with warm, functional clothing too.
    Yep and if you're white it counts double - you get to read to your kids out of white privilege ... and those little kids are benefiting from racism on the backs of minorities in this country for the past 200 years. Now don't you just feel ashamed!
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Just an afterthought. Ben Carson, a renown surgeon who just announced his run for presidency was raised by a mama that couldn't read but had more common sense then many in our society to turn the damn T.V. off and encouraged he and his brother to read.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
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    Uhm, what do you think? Is "unfairly" advantaging their children something parents should even concern themselves with or feel bad about? According to the article, it is.
    He's absolutely correct in that it makes curriculum in the early grades much more difficult to gear accurately to the wide range of incoming abilities. However rather than discouraging parents from reading to/with their children, more effort should be made to assure parents have the time at home without stress in order to read more with their children.

    If one "should" feel guilty then I should feel extra guilty because both my kids were reading at fourth grade level in kindergarten and both had to be skipped a grade. Then to make matters worse I home schooled both during their Jr High years where they again sped way ahead of their counterparts and had to put into all advanced classes when they entered Sr High.

    Nope, not going to feel guilty. However, it might be something worth considering some volunteer work....hmmm I wonder if there even is a program to volunteer to for such a thing.
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Just an afterthought. Ben Carson, a renown surgeon who just announced his run for presidency was raised by a mama that couldn't read but had more common sense then many in our society to turn the damn T.V. off and encouraged he and his brother to read.
    That's great, but exceptions to the rule do not disprove the rule. They're merely exceptions.
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    That's great, but exceptions to the rule do not disprove the rule. They're merely exceptions.
    And me, I see the exception to be celebrated as an example of what can be regardless of a child's lot in life. This woman was uneducated yet she raised a son that is well known for his abilities in the entire world as an accomplished surgeon and he gives his mama the credit for encouraging him to be all he can be. Not every parent is a good parent. It has little to do with economic status. There are a lot of well off folks who are lousy parents. And the answer isn't government intervention through academia to remedy it.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
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    Uhm, what do you think? Is "unfairly" advantaging their children something parents should even concern themselves with or feel bad about? According to the article, it is.
    Only leftists could come up with this premise (its unfair!), and as we know the lefty solution is to make everyone "equal" by busting them down to the most disadvantaged student-cause thats fair n stuff.

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