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  •  I just don't get how you suppose (15+ / 0-)

    I teach them otherwise. You'd be hard-pressed to find kinder and more helpful children than my own. The entire purpose goal of our raising them is to teach them to have the best life they can build, and not one with artificial boundaries thrust upon them, including that of their native citizenship.

    I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony

    by pajoly on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 06:52:59 PM PST

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    •  It is just how I took the diary (2+ / 0-)
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      pajoly, wintergreen8694

      I would never presume to judge your parenting, far from it.  It seems you are very conscientious and are a caring parent.   I would never say you are raising your kids wrong,  mainly because I have no info on the subject and also because I don't have the answers.

      My different opinion was based solely on your diary and YOUR opinion of this nation, not how you raise your kids.  If I had to critique anything, I would just say let them make their own decisions on religion and this nation.   Yet, certainly a father has a right to teach his kids what he believes.

      Look, I will be honest here.  My view is that people should find their own happiness in this life.  If they find it in another country, then go for it.  I have lived abroad and traveled abroad a lot, those were some of my happiest times.  But don't forget that many traveled here out of a believed need, and they feel blessed for doing so.  We all have to follow our OWN path.  

      Also, and always, my respect for your service  to this country.


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