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  •  yeah really, I was wondering about that. (6+ / 0-)

    Though strictly speaking, his/her ideas stand on their own two feet, or fall on their face as the case may be.

    I'm not going to get in-your-face personally judgemental if someone admits they screwed around, but I reserve the right to call down fire and brimstone on the generic case of screwing around.  

    I know people who suffered as kids, even as almost-adult-kids, from this shit.  They become little billiard-balls, bounced back and forth between Mom-and-her-boyfriend's house, and Dad-and-his-girlfriend's-house, resented by both parents' new sweeties because they're not "theirs" (meaning, their own precious genes) or because they're "in the way" of the new relationship (meaning, "honey we can't do it when the kid is sleeping in the next room!"), and never having a stable home base.  Sleeping on the couch at both ends, like a refugee from a natural disaster.  

    Times like this, I think there ought to be a parenthood license, dependent upon successfully passing a parenthood education course.  But I'll be nice about it and say that parenthood education should be a required subject in high school, with a passing grade required for graduation.  

    "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 05:35:42 PM PST

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    •  *shrug* (0+ / 0-)

      What you say is true in many cases, but parents should also not be required to give up their entire life, happiness, career, etc for their kids.

      The idea that parents should do that is a pipe dream, and the idea that you give up any rights to your own happiness or self-determination because your kids might be negatively impacted is deeply obnoxious.

      Everything has to be balanced. If you are not happy in a marriage, getting out is priority one. Then you decide how to impact the kids the least.

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 09:10:13 AM PST

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