Maybe a little of this?
Well excuse me then!No...I clearly said "public" schools, and parochial schools are not public schools.
Let's try not to put words into others mouths.
Plus, church's are also for kids religious education through Sunday schools.
Many people of different faiths or none at all enroll their kids into parochial schools because their education tends to be a higher quality. But, it isn't always or worth the price. Some parochial schools are about the same as public schools. It may depend on the area and denomination.Agreed; except the Father/family, in the home, is the proper place for Spiritual guidance, the Church's are for Worship.
And Religion is worth nothing; Salvation & Faith is the tap root of living in society and Eternal Life.
Parochial Schools are out then, correct?
Now you're a fortune teller?When a fact is troubling, marginalize it with confusion. True that many COVID deaths have co-morbidity factors, still those people would likely still be alive had they not contracted the disease.
I've edited BobM's post here in the interest of space ..... but every word of his original is worth reading and absorbing !!" ............................... "
What lead to what? What lead to the effects of "Latchkey" kids and our poor educational systems? Some of it may be unseen, unintended effects of the women's rights movement of moms getting out into the workplace more often and someone not being at home tending to our kids and other needs, thereby letting some schools run almost rampant in their ideology? As far as I'm concerned people are people, good or not, we're people 1st. Anything else is secondary, including gender.
This is just personal theory and observation other than effects seen and felt.
Used to be, moms stayed home and tended to kids and other very important home family matters there such as PTA and other school concerns. In that scenario as well, dads were generally too worn out after a long work day to attend PTA and tend to other family needs usually until weekends, so that generally left the moms to fend for kids and other family needs at home five days a week. They both worked hard for the kids and family, each doing their parts to help the family grow. That was the very important norm in many places. Families together bind society together. It was a balance.
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Far, far from child abuse. She may not always see the real value at some point now and then, but she will in the long run. We as parents all have our limits with our kids and what we'll allow, and those limits are decided by ourselves. But we also have certain responsibilities to our kids. The question we must all answer is which one we'll put the most effort into. It sure looks like you and mom have made the right decisions.Agree.
Have ten year old, reads constantly, (fast & excellent comprehension) fiction and non fiction at mature levels, does long hand algebra (two pages, no calculator), speaks two languages, excellent cursive, plays piano at the college level ( her instructor is college music professor ), is polite and non rebellious, good at drawing/art.
Yet, she may not be "gifted" so what do we think are contributing factors to her progress?
1. Never a babysitter, never left overnight anywhere but home, never in "day care(less)", no "kindergarten" no "pajama parties". Goes with Mom & Dad for exposure and socialization; if children are not allowed then Mom & Dad have no business there either.
2. NO TV! NO "playstation". No cell phone. No (Un)social media. No Shuck & Jive Rappa Krappa. Screen time is for learning such things as keyboarding/academics and is strictly limited. Loves Russian Ballet, Bolero, Andre Rieu and so on, but we do get a laugh from some things on YouTube and The Three Stooges. We do nature. She appreciates a sky full of stars, moon glow, an owl hoot and coyotes singing, buck snorts, croaks/chirps/criks, the gold of morning, and has no problem with silence. We peruse the Bible and the Constitution.
3. Home schooled. Well adjusted. Peer pressure/bullying not an issue (but she is being taught it will happen and how to deal with it). She knows "cigarettes & smoking" is a chemical addiction. That alcohol and late hours hold no good thing.
I have impressed on her she can never fully know what is going on behind another set of eyes. And that she must practice the word No! and assert herself to others that will want to control/deprive/persuade her in a wrong direction.
Hold on there.......when appropriate she makes her own choices, sees the results of them. We stress such minute things as never throw so much as a gum wrapper out the vehicle window.
4. Fashion, popularity, keeping up/keeping ahead, always new/always best, cellophane society, fake news, not important.
Have confidence in yourself no matter what others say/think. Compromising values for friends is a loser.
5. Mom and Dad Love you and are proud of you and will always stand with you, even if/when you make errors or wrong choices. When you are of age and on your own, we may disagree with a choice you make, and we will give our opinion, but, OUR LOVE AND HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE.
Now. Somebody is going to call this child abuse, that our child is being "deprived", "controlled" and so on. We expect that in todays society. We stand firm.
Well, there ya' go !!!The public schools should focus on the basics - reading writing, math, science, documented history vs. fiction, Phys Ed. sports.
No social enginering and/or religion. The churchs are for the latter. Post K-12 is where young folks can investigate social issues.
Simple answer: TRUMP 2024.I'm going to take a risk with this post, knowing it could go off the rails but hoping we can all be civil and productive. I'll ask posters to not soapbox on any particular party or specific issue and keep it on target. I've been giving a lot of thought to how we can make the United States united again. I'm from the Minneapolis Metro area and I also spend a lot of time in rural northern Minnesota. They are very different worlds and they don't have much respect for each other or understanding for each other. I see it across the rest of the country, too, depicted in various forms of media. I'd really hoped the pandemic would get us all pulling in the same direction but politics used the pandemic to actually make division worse. I'm sure most of you have seen this, too, and are probably similarly worried about it. It's going to be bad for us as a country if we keep pulling father apart. Left vs right, rural vs urban, north vs south, etc.
My experience with people on here has shown us to be a largely respectful group with a wide variety of valuable insights on many topics. I'm curious what the members think we can do. What do you think could start bridging the divisions in our country? How can we get people in this country to look at other people as fellow citizens, not opponents?
In all seriousness, do you actually think the country was in any way united under trump? Or are you trolling? The topic of this thread was "how to make the United States united," not "what party do you prefer?".Simple answer: TRUMP 2024.
May not unite but will MAGA.
Unless Tucker Carlson runs, will vote for him.
No.In all seriousness, do you actually think the country was in any way united under trump? Or are you trolling? The topic of this thread was "how to make the United States united," not "what party do you prefer?".
Despite that being the case, you are still missing the point of the thread. It's about how to bring unity to the U.S. Neither a trump presidency nor a Tucker Carlson presidency would ever help with that.No.
I don't do "Parties" nor prefer any of them.
Vote for the Candidate only, not the "Party"
I'm open: What/which candidate would???Despite that being the case, you are still missing the point of the thread. It's about how to bring unity to the U.S. Neither a trump presidency nor a Tucker Carlson presidency would ever help with that.
The way things are in this country right now, none. The days of "ask not what your country can do for you" are long gone, as are the days of Americans rationing for a war effort. The fact that the divide between right and left is increasing is why no politician currently on stage could hope to bridge the gap. The several "democrats just want to destroy the county" posts in this thread are evidence of that. It's absurd on it's face to say someone who thinks differently than you does so just because they want to destroy the nation. More likely, they simply have a different take on how to get to the place most of the people in this country would like to get to. I will say, there's no chance a person who talks about Mexicans as murderers and rapists and labels certain countries sh@#hole countries is going to do anything to remedy the current situation, and he didn't even try. Tucker is worse.I'm open: What/which candidate would???
And what is so important about unity? And when has it ever existed in the Republic?