This is a central issue to Libertarianism, when something belongs to someone then that property has to be taken care off and if harmed then there is a victim. But if no one one owns something then there isn’t really a reason to take care of it or to have a victim if the property is harmed. If the oceans were owned by someone then they would be taken better are off. This also applies to parenting where I give my kids certain special toys that are theirs and they can make an automatic claim on if another kid is playing with them. This will teach them about the importance of taking care of their own stuff and respecting each others private property.
Kids are pretty capable of doing work. They may be smaller and have less skill it doesn’t mean they can do work and learn how to work. The 2 articles below discuss what kids could do in order to gain some money and learn some practical skills that can get them ahead in life. Not only can they earn some extra money, learn skills they can also gain a lot of self confidence.
Following a good discussion about bitcoin I have to clarify that it is very important to discuss any financial decisions with a certified financial planner. Also you need to diversify cause you never know what will gain or lose value. Lastly, my kid was bit by another kid and there are some valuable lessons I learned from this happening.
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A common argument heard against home schoolers is that they are not socialized. This is largely a misnomer and very far from the truth. Here I address this issue and other amazing facts about homeschooling.
In the last couple of months there have been a lot of videos of police violence. Recently there was a video of a teenager being thrown out of her chair by a police officer. Now, I am not here to discuss police violence or what happened in this instance but instead the comments that are being thrown out about this situation. One of the ones I keep seeing is,” We are raising a generation of kids that defies authority and wont show proper respect.” This is a very extreme statement that I wonder if it bears any kind of merit?
First off, I have four children and I tend to think that I am raising them in a good manner. They are generally polite and respectful of adults. Now due to the fact that I have kids I am around other children and most of the ones I have met have been quite pleasant and friendly. In fact most of have been more then respectful and are very obedient. This may be anecdotal but I have met a lot of kids since my oldest was born 7 year ago, I have also lived in a variety of different neighborhoods ranging from moderate to low income with a diverse group of people in each one. This makes me wonder where is the disrespect or the questioning of authority?
Maybe, I am missing the point of these comments and maybe there really is a break down of society or are we throwing the baby out with the bath water?
People say that gender is a societal construct and I’m sure there is some truth to that. However as a father of four children, two boys and two girls I can attest that feminine and masculine traits were there from the start. Time and time again each one shows which gender they are. This is even the case with number three who is a girl and is heavily influenced by the older two which are boys.
It’s not that my kids are hyper- masculine or hyper- feminine. In fact I am not a parent who really pushes my kids into one or the other type of role. This doesn’t mean I push androgyny either, I let nature take its course. Which is rather amazing as my kids would never be confused for being the opposite gender.
My oldest loves adventure, guns, robots, rocket ships and talking about getting a job as a rocket pilot. My second son is a wild child he loves to fight, run around with bare feet, build forts, climb trees, shoot guns (play ones), and told me he wants to join the Army. Lastly my third kid who is a girl is a total girly girl, she likes to talk, My Little Pony, the color pink, dresses, makeup, beautiful women and I could go on and on. Even from when they were young, I’ve done very little to encourage these types of behaviors.
Yes, this information is anecdotal and I’m sure there are parents with different experiences. However as a pretty normal family, I cannot imagine most parents having a different experience. That is why I would advise parents to let their kids develop on their own pace and not worry too much about whether their kids are masculine or feminine. Each kid is unique and will become their own beautiful self.