Black Parenting : Parenting Today

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  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In an increasingly technocratic society, is it to the point that you're an unfit parent if you don't push education on your kid(s)?





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  3. Kemetstry

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    There are many districts that still give a very good public education. Private education isn't affordable to many.





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    A lack of education today, means your child is unemployable





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    education, whether formal or informal, has always been at the forefront of parenting because, as parents, we want our children to be more, to do better, to go farther/further than we did. but, yes, technological advancements do require us to be more open to things like computers in our homes, smart phones, etc...in order to keep up with the world...that our children don't lag behind. also, to give our children an edge when it comes to their knowledge base. as parents, we must be ever mindful of where society is/is going, in order to prepare our children for the future.

    having said all that, NOT doing that doesn't make you an unfit parent. not everyone feel that those technological advancements are in man's best interest. there are those who feel that staying close to mother earth is the way to go...vice getting caught up in the hoop la of technology.

    DO I SOUND LIKE I'M STRADDLING THE FENCE?

    it just means that everyone is entitled to lay out the best path for their children without being judged by others because they're not following the path of the majority. when i lived in Cali, i knew several families who didn't own a television, cell phone, and many other electronic gadgets because they felt that it distracted from the family unit. these were very close knit, very happy families. and they did well in society.

    DID THEIR STANCE MAKE THEM UNFIT PARENTS?

    i don't think so.
     
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    Yes, you are straddling. Though I agree that every parent has the right to raise their children as they see fit. However, does that not include giving them every option to succeed in today's market? I don't like certain genres of music. But I understand that my child would be exposed to it. Thus me going over board to keep it out of the house was really futile. I submit that it is also the parents duty to prepare their children






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    Yes, it does. however, success is subjective. where you might measure success in dollars and cents, others may measure it in terms of their belief system...and maintaining their moral objectives. their way of giving their children every opportunity for success might mean protecting them from the moral pollutants of a gutter-filled society that would condemn them to hell. how ever we measure success is ours to measure...and the measurements of others shouldn't be forced upon us.

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    Agreed. But ( doing a little straddling myself :) ), Good morals and the poor house?.......






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