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Sounds very much like it. I wonder how this boy can live with himself. A lot of kids figure if it was an accident, and they didn't "mean for that to happen" then they aren't to blame.
20 hours, 52 minutes ago on Rachel Canning, Girl Suing Her Parents for College Tuition Just Might Be a Sociopath
Book knowledge isn't the same as common sense. My granny used to say that common sense isn't eeally that common.
Plus, even if she 'knows' how hard it is to live alone without own income, she may have that teenage invincibility thing going on "that could never happen to me" OR she's worried it could happen to her and that's why she's suing her parents.
20 hours, 57 minutes ago on Rachel Canning, Girl Suing Her Parents for College Tuition Just Might Be a Sociopath
It is true! After having my own kids, I understood my mum and my dad a whole lot better. That's the basis of friendship, I think.
Just to put it out there to the childless younguns out there: a parent can be loving, friendly and even openly affectionate, but that in no way negates my responsibility to my child to help mould him into a decent human being.
On the other hand, temperament is a heck of a thing. Some kids are just born with an independent streak. Some people think with lively, more 'advice-resistant' kids, the way to go is to loosen up and friend them. I have one child like that. I find that what works is to help him work through his options toward the right thing, by putting the consequences in front of him:
Eg. (Compilation of the conversations every evening over months)
You don't want to brush your teeth? You don't care if your breath smells? This is what your teeth will look like when they go black and fall out (God bless the dentists who post pics on Internet).
And it costs a lot to fix your teeth as an adult. No, the insurance doesn't pay it then. That's your money to fix it. But I will still love you. Promise. Oh, here's a quick and easy way to keep your teeth clean. Toothpaste. Oh, I see you got your toothbrush already. Cool. Just three minutes.
21 hours, 8 minutes ago on Rachel Canning, Girl Suing Her Parents for College Tuition Just Might Be a Sociopath
1 day, 19 hours ago on Rachel Canning, Girl Suing Her Parents for College Tuition Just Might Be a Sociopath
I've been reading a lot about this generation (my kids are still too young, but it interests me anyway), and the main problems seem to be not only a sense of I-know-better-than-my-parents, which has always been around, but what is new, is the sense of entitlement without a balancing sense of responsibility.
We all raise our kids to think they are special and want the best for them. But this is when the child takes that message seriously. So Rachel believes she is soo special that she deserves to have everything she wants because she wants it. And a thing is good for her if she really wants it. Plus all around us are messages that if you stick it out long enough, you will get your heart's desire.
Even if her parents won the case, and Rachel was emancipated from her parents, she would still have this me-against-the-rest-of-the-world attitude. In her view, her parents would have won round one. So I would fear for their safety either way.
I was watching a series on youtube called 'Hello Cupid'. It was checking all the boxes: written by a BW, dark-skinned actresses, natural hair... But then, the story just veered into these two friends dating the same guy and getting into drama... My first thought was "why?!"
1 day, 19 hours ago on It’s Here! The First Episode of “Swirlr”
That was good! When's the next episode? Tomorrow? I.can hardly wait...
Going deep: how do BW dating options affect this stranger's black manhood?
Christelyn, I am in awe of your patience, politeness and grace under fire.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Sh!t Haters Say to Discourage Black Women From Dating Out
3 days, 20 hours ago on Lovely in Lavender: Claire and Phil
I am just glad that Blurred Lines is coming off heavy rotation on the radio here in Germany. Most people didn't understand all the lyrics, and couldn't understand why I would flinch when I heard the song... All they can hear is cool beat, nice dance song... Great for summer.
Pharrell sang Happy on national TV here a few weeks ago. He came across polite, friendly, but a little out-of-it, but not much more. Meh. A nice song doesn't mean I have to love Pharrell. And aint nobody got time to fine comb his history.
I am just glad I don't have to explain to my boys why the guy singing Blurred Lines is singing that women are beasts and all that mess...
If we supported music single by single, rather than album by album, then they would stop making denigrating songs with a quickness, as their sales stats would tell em that the booty songs don't sell as well as the uplifting songs. Because appealing to their honour and that jazz isn't working. They're about the payola.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Dear Black People, Can We Support More Songs Like This?!
Has Swirlr been postponed?
5 days, 19 hours ago on From ‘Fro to Flat Iron: Carol’s Daughter Monoi is the TRUTH!
Prepay with therapy, coz she has her baby to think about...
1 week ago on Latest from Robin Thicke: “I’m Just Trying to Get Her Back”
That's some kinda turnaround, where the man is judged on his looks and physicality/sexuality over his ability to provide and protect. Is that unique to the BC?
So the BW are expected to provide and protect, and the men should look pretty?!
1 week, 2 days ago on Why are Black Women Mocked If Their Non-Black Mates Don’t Look Like Adonis?
But the ballot is secret, right?
2 weeks ago on Roseanne Barr is Running for President, and She Thinks Siding With Known Black-Woman Haters Will Get Her the Black Vote.
Seriously though, after the amazement fades, let's consider for a moment: either she's certifiable, ready for the loony bin... Or she's crazy like a fox.
I'm going with the last option, coz if she really is running, then what better way to enter the race, than with a big splash? Juicy shocking and scandalous to get her name in the mouths of her potential voters... This early in the race, any candidate wants to put themselves out there and hope to garner support where they can.
So I'm guessing she'll be positioning herself rightwing?
Just finishing my first coffee: I meant Sarah Palin. Sorry, I don't live in the US, so sometimes memory slips.
All the same, we Europeans will bewatching with avid interest.
My guess, is she figures she may as well start somewhere...
I seriously thought this was the Friday Funny, coz I just couldn't believe it at first.
I never found her funny. Still, if Reagan can become POTUS, and that Alaskan governor lady could get so far, then...
I think that her letter should have been addressed to other young BW, to follow her example (respect yourselves, make parents proud, work hard to achieve own success) and leave the haters behind. THAT is the letter I wish she had written!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Model Lanisha Cole Fires Back On Haters of Her Non-Black Fiance
It has been very painful to follow your journey, but it was not in vain, if you have come to conclusions/reflections that you didn't have before.
I get attacks of low self-worth sometimes, and upon examination think they come from an idea that we don't deserve the good in our lives. But we do. You deserve it.
God speed, and best of luck. I hope you'll give us updates as you move forward.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Leona’s Love Quest: The Final Chapter
Well, I was wondering too, about her decision. As a public figure, she made the decision, based on the greater good of mentoring other BW to live well regardless of what the BC chooses to say.
Do you think she'd be up for an interview, @Christelyn?