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  • Sorry gnat (Score:3, Insightful)

    by jdavidb (1361) on 2003.10.01 8:35 (#24594) Homepage Journal

    But you're wrong. Parents are supposed to "spy, snoop, invade, and threaten." Actually, parents and their kids are supposed to be friends, which means they share things about their lives together (rather than slamming the door and screaming "none of your business,"), so the need to invade, spy, and threaten should only exist when that closeness has somehow gone wrong.

    Having perused planned parenthood lately for its stated purpose rather than its real agenda, I can say that the website for teenagers looks like it's only got one goal: convince kids that everyone's doing it. Yes, it'll be fine for that to be blocked in my home while the kids are under 13, and maybe even longer.

    The problem with censorship is when the government takes away your freedom. That's not even related to the issue of a parent training and raising a child. Children aren't given the same freedoms as adults, and that's for a reason.

    The decision to print such a book should be based solely on whether it sells or not; there's nothing wrong with a parent restricting the content their child sees. If you want Raley to see everything, be my guest, but I get the right to raise my kids the way I want, too.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • I consider it my duty as a parent to do those things. I see the problem in the opposite. Not enough parents are doing what they should be doing.

    I may be old fashioned but until my child leaves my house I will shield and educate them to the best of my abilities. When they leave my house, they can do what they want and I will just give my parental advice when asked (and sometimes when not asked).

    I think Nat's opinion is wrong. I think his position is a foolish one.