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  •  Your lucky (6+ / 0-)

    I would take it anyway.  I dont agree with the personal privacy argument inside my home.  If you want to have it your way, you must find your own apartment.

    I have raised 5 kids.  3 are now through law/medical school, 1 is entering college, and the baby is in 4th grade.  I would never allow a locked door, and would consistantly toss their rooms.

    •  Agreed (5+ / 0-)

      It is truly a new generation that thinks that their parents "can't" do something merely because the child's money paid for it.

      I'd have taken it, too, if a cellphone was purchased against my wishes.  (My youngest got hers at 16 only when she started driving and it was for emergencies - and she still got into trouble with it.)

    •  My parents believed it taught responsibility to (4+ / 0-)
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      have things that were mine, that I paid for.  They thought my learning how to pay a bill every month was healthy, as I was almost an adult, and they encouraged it by giving me the privileged of using it how I saw fit.  They wanted me to learn to hold down a job and pay bills, so they thought it was a healthy experience.

      The you bought it, so it's yours, encourages self sufficiency, and helps teach the skills needed for adult life.

      "I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."

      by Futuristic Dreamer on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 12:44:20 PM PDT

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