Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday not-so- funny

I am so glad I am not raising children in today's world. I would be LIVID if schools passed out birth control bills to my underage child without my permission. Whether we might not agree about at what age to introduce the topic of sex and birth control to our children, this is still the parents'/guardian's responsibility and right to train up their own children. Unless there is abuse and the child's rights and safety are endangered, the state should not be going over the parents' heads or behind their backs to issue prescriptions to young girls that have potential side effects. Passing out birth control pills still doesn't solve the problem of sexually transmitted diseases.

Maybe if the schools actually TAUGHT the children something and kept them busy with EDUCATING THEM on ACADEMICS, they would be occupied with things that would benefit their futures. Public schools waste so much time obsessing social issues, and programming kids to be good little robots for society that they lack skills and education that it is no wonder that these young people have difficulty GROWING UP once they leave school.

Parents are losing more and more say in the raising and education of their children. Much of the problem is because too many parents today are so busy trying to pay for the huge house and all the 'STUFF" they want, instead of spending the time they need to talk to their kids and teach them things the schools should not even be involved with.

8 comments:

outofcontrol said...

Schools are taking over for the parents. Parents come home at 6pm or later and then have little quality time with there kids. Schools overload the kids with homework and after school activities that there is little time parents. Or for that matter kids or young adults to be kids or young adults. So is it any wonder why schools give out birth control pills? We might as well send all the children to state run schools where the kids are there 24/7. Sounds Orwellian?

tina said...

I would probably be upset too. And I'm definitely glad my kids are grown now. Crazy crazy world.

Poodles said...

Glad I have dogs.

Tommy said...

Outofcontrol, that so describes my situation. My wife works most weekdays. By the time I pick my kids up from school and get home it is 6 pm and then I have to feed them, bathe them, go over their homework with them all by myself. I feel so overwhelmed at times.

Stardust said...

tommy, that has to be hard. The Ozzie and Harriet life is rare in today's world. I am trying to figure it out. Is it because of what my parents feel...that people in today's world want it all? Many women don't want to just be homemakers, but want a family AND a career but don't really have time for both so must rely on school and outside helpers in the raising of their kids?

My husband and I always lived on ONE income. We never bought anything or committed money based on two incomes even if that meant living in a more "modest" home. If I made some extra money at a side job, it was extra. But it seems that many people today live beyond their means, and that also means sacrificing quality family time that you will never, ever be able to make up.

I don't regret being at home raising our three kids because being there for them was worth more to me than a fancy house and decor. I do realize, however, that for some families two incomes is a necessity, especially when neither job pays enough to cover even necessities. I am mostly referring to those who choose to the fancy houses, two cars, SUVs, wide screen televisions, and all kinds of unnecessary luxuries.

Tommy said...

Personally, I would love to quit my job and be a stay at home dad!

Stardust said...

tommy, that is what my middle son says, too. He said he would love to be a "Mr Mom"

Reg Golb said...

Exactly stardist. It doesn't take a village after all.

If Hillary, the village idiot, gets elected, you can bet taxes will go up and a lot more kids will have to be raised by the "public" (more aptly said the government run)school system.