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  •  At my home (0+ / 0-)

    I try to make kids clean up and stuff if they demand anything. Of course not basic food, but may be candy etc. I tell them nothing is free and you have to work to get something. I fear my children get spoiled and feel entitled to anything.

    •  That's different. nt (0+ / 0-)

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 03:43:38 PM PST

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    •  When a loving parent does it, that is one thing. (0+ / 0-)

      When an anonymous public "servant" (i.e. official) does it, and ONLY to poor kids, in a way that unavoidably singles those kids out to their peers for humiliation, and gets other heartless people in the audience to laugh about it, that is just plain cruelty.

      In our society, it is rare that rich kids have to pay for ANYTHING with their own labor; or even to be RESPONSIBLE for their own LAWBREAKING.  There was a case recently in which a young man with wealthy parents committed 4 counts of DUI manslaughter, and the judge agreed with his lawyer that he was "handicapped" by not having been punished for misbehavior as a child, so he got off with "probation" for four deaths!

      But if you were dumb enough to choose poor parents when you were born, you deserve to be humiliated AND to work hard in unsafe conditions as a CHILD in order to get what the other kids get from their parents.

      Thank you for not giving us the next case of "affluenza."

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