View Poll Results: The biggest threat to my kids is/are:

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  • "Straight" kids their own age

    1 5.26%
  • "Gay" kids their own age

    0 0%
  • "Straight" adults they're in contact with

    1 5.26%
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    0 0%
  • Family members & relatives

    7 36.84%
  • Total strangers

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Thread: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The real answer is "you are". Because you are a bad parent. Because almost everyone is a bad parent. Because you will invariably set bad examples for your children, you will pass on your dangerous prejudices, and you will teach them things that will make their lives harder on them. Fortunately, everyone also has the ability to shake off the mistakes their parents made and learn better for themselves. And then go and make all new ones for their own kids.

    Parents, especially American parents, need to learn some humility.

    Wouldn't that fall under "Family member & relatives"?

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Do you have kids?

    If not, I'd suggest you don't. Living in fear everyday would be a horrible existence.

    You've been here since 07 and don't know I'm a single parent, with a 17yo son I've been raising alone since he was a toddler?

    He'd be mighty amused to hear you characterize our lifestyle as "living in fear everyday", I'm sure.


    You must have known that if you've been here since 07... so why exactly did you want to go out of your way to insult my parenting? Feeling testy and wanting to take it out on someone from the safe anonymity of the Interwebz?

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    The biggest threat to the safety and wellbeing of children is parents who fail to teach them, listen to them, play with them, challenge them, dare them, and just plain be with them as they grow and become adults. Everything else is just part of learning to deal with circumstances.

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    You've been here since 07 and don't know I'm a single parent, with a 17yo son I've been raising alone since he was a toddler?

    He'd be mighty amused to hear you characterize our lifestyle as "living in fear everyday", I'm sure.


    You must have known that if you've been here since 07... so why exactly did you want to go out of your way to insult my parenting? Feeling testy and wanting to take it out on someone from the safe anonymity of the Interwebz?
    Actually no, I know very little to nothing about you. I have my own life to fight through and my own issues to deal with. Following you and yours is not part of my daily plans. Sorry to disappoint. I also did not post much here for a few years straight.


    What do you mean by "I consider almost everyone a threat" then?

    A threat means something to fear. If everyone, or almost everyone is a threat, then how can you let your kid go to school? How can you let your kid drive a car, go on a date, play sports, hang out with friends, go to church, or just take a walk in a public park?

    Or, are you dramatically over-simplifying your real thoughts on the subject?

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Picked total strangers -- "stranger danger".

    In reality, any one of those choices has individuals who could be a threat to your child.
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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The biggest threat to the safety and wellbeing of children is parents who fail to teach them, listen to them, play with them, challenge them, dare them, and just plain be with them as they grow and become adults. Everything else is just part of learning to deal with circumstances.
    So another vote for "family & relatives" ?

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children
    Accidents.

    Death among children and adolescents: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Picked total strangers -- "stranger danger".

    In reality, any one of those choices has individuals who could be a threat to your child.
    Yes - but I'm asking what YOU fear the most? What do YOU perceive is the "biggest" threat to YOUR kids.

    That's the question.

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So another vote for "family & relatives" ?
    No, not so much - that's not what I was trying to convey.

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    Re: Biggest Threat To Safety & Well Being Of Your Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Yes - but I'm asking what YOU fear the most? What do YOU perceive is the "biggest" threat to YOUR kids.

    That's the question.
    I know and answered accordingly. I just said total strangers, that was my pick of the poll choices.
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