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  • like it's the 1700's - dependent and submissive

    3 3.03%
  • as princesses

    6 6.06%
  • no different than how we raise our sons

    17 17.17%
  • to be independent and strong individuals

    66 66.67%
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Thread: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Pack her a bag, show her the door, take the keys, then remove her from the health insurance and my will. She can go and move in with her Uncle Steven and Aunt Cyndi who both hold doctorates in Genetic Microbiology.
    Saddened but not surprised to read this; you so often take an unnecessarily extremist stance. Many women I know, and some of them have been stay-at-home moms (maybe the hardest and most thankless job of all), met their husbands in college.

    Unconditional love requires much of us sometimes. My parents, particularly my father, were very disappointed when I chose to be a stay-at-home mommie. Actually, I think he was disgusted and embarrassed at my wasting my education. I knew what was right for me, and as much as I regretted disappointing him, my own little family was my first priority.

    I hope your children don't disappoint you the way I did my father, but I suspect some will. Prepare yourself, Tigger.

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    When it comes to things like self confidence, self worth, dreams, desires, independence, education, profession, and outlook on life - then no - they should not be treated differently.

    If your daughter wants to become a pilot, a veterinarian, a surgeon, a plumber, or a house wife with a gaggle of kids and a white picket fence, she should have your undying support and love.
    Obviously you were looking for an argument when you posted this thread. Don't get upset when someone comes along and disagrees with you. Look at your poll, you were spoiling for an argument from the get go.
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Probably true. I am in a new environment as well. Dana has a much different parenting style than the ex wife did which may play a role.

    Right now I am still trying to adjust how I go about things to work with what the little girl's emotional style and level is.

    Like "we don't refill the juice until its actually empty" LOL
    I was going to mention the mom's parenting style but, didn't want to offend. At 4, my granddaughter has figured out that she can play everyone differently to get her desired results.
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Whatever your views may be we should always remember that children learn what they live....

    If a child lives with criticism,
    he learns to condemn.
    If a child lives with hostility,
    he learns to fight.
    If a child lives with ridicule,
    he learns to be shy.
    If a child lives with shame,
    he learns to feel guilty.
    If a child lives with tolerance,
    he learns to be patient.
    If a child lives with encouragement,
    he learns confidence.
    If a child lives with praise,
    he learns to appreciate.
    If a child lives with fairness,
    he learns justice.
    If a child lives with security,
    he learns to have faith.
    If a child lives with approval,
    he learns to like himself.
    If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
    He learns to find love in the world


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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Pack her a bag, show her the door, take the keys, then remove her from the health insurance and my will. She can go and move in with her Uncle Steven and Aunt Cyndi who both hold doctorates in Genetic Microbiology.
    I would imagine she would benefit greatly from being raised by such clearly superior people.

    Being raised by knuckle-dragging Taliban parents is a curse I would not wish on any girl.
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Remember that I don't believe in Love. I never have and probably never will. I believe in two things: Right and Wrong. Beyond that there is nothing.
    You just stated that a woman's role is to love her family. So why does it matter that she fills a role you don't believe in?

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I hope your children don't disappoint you the way I did my father, but I suspect some will. Prepare yourself, Tigger.
    We're only looking at 1 or 2 of them. If they disappoint me, they essentially get erased from the family history, as if they never existed in the first place. No skin off my nose.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I would imagine she would benefit greatly from being raised by such clearly superior people. Being raised by knuckle-dragging Taliban parents is a curse I would not wish on any girl.
    Yep. Those superior parents who would have less than no time for her, leave her mostly to raise herself, and not be involved in anything she does. He's a professor at Florida State and she does research there. An average week for either of them is at least 65-70 hours. They have no interest in having children at all and told both families that long before they got married.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    You just stated that a woman's role is to love her family. So why does it matter that she fills a role you don't believe in?
    No, I said her job is to support her family, and especially her Husband. Love is irrelevant to the concept, and if I did mention that idea, it was in total error.

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post

    Yep. Those superior parents who would have less than no time for her, leave her mostly to raise herself, and not be involved in anything she does.



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    Yes -- this WOULD be clearly superior to being raised by a parent whose twisted, pathological need to control would certainly ruin her.
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Remember that I don't believe in Love. I never have and probably never will. I believe in two things: Right and Wrong. Beyond that there is nothing.
    And you're getting married.... why?
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    To be independent and strong, without becoming cold and uncompromising.
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