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lucindalunacy
Sep. 11th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)
i have ALWAYS had this theory and no one believed me or thought i was being a callous cunt...which of course, i can be at times...but now i am validated! LOL
bfirrera
Sep. 11th, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC)
We were talking about it at work today...one of the managers, Delvin, came up with a theory...perhaps it's because parents, at least with infants and younger children, will tend to change their habits. He said that he didn't want to have television news on around his three year old because it was always about violence, but he and his family would watch stuff from Noggin or children's PBS shows, etc.

At night, the only things he gets to read these days, with his lack of time, is when he's reading a story to his son. Dr. Seuss is a great writer, and his books can be considered classics, but the reading level required is minimal.

This could be a large factor. Since these parents may not be getting intellectual stimulus, they are being affected this way. Meanwhile, to use an example, Brett and Stephanie Fauver still have acted or directed plays (including Shakespeare) in the last few years, so they are keeping themselves properly intellectually stimulated, therefore possibly escaping this slide in intelligence.
lucindalunacy
Sep. 12th, 2004 05:54 am (UTC)
i've seen exactly the same thing in friends i had with kids and people in public with younger kids drive me batty.

but i also hate the whole "let's censor EVERYTHING" philosphy...woo, let the kid grow up to be sheltered and able to be walked on...good strategy. but then, i was a rare child who was more intelligent than my age a lot and my folks didn't do that with me and i felt all the better for it.

i am just tired of people with young kids expecting everyone, everywhere to help them parent instead of them controlling it themselves...and the worst is out in restaurants... i want to cook the kids for their entree sometimes - they are so wild animal like.

crispycommando
Sep. 11th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)
....... that was a joke, right Bryan? Please tell me it was a joke.
bfirrera
Sep. 11th, 2004 01:57 pm (UTC)
No, actually it's a real link...see above for a further theory...
ilovegravy
Sep. 11th, 2004 08:41 pm (UTC)
haha, I was thinking the same thing, so I looked around and found this: http://www.hoosiergazette.com/disclaimer.htm

Although, I have met many stupid parents; but I think they were already that bad to begin with :/
bfirrera
Sep. 11th, 2004 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks. At least I know this isn't true, but it made for interesting conversation...
derylykt
Sep. 11th, 2004 10:53 am (UTC)
Yes, but I'm still smarter than most.
bfirrera
Sep. 11th, 2004 01:57 pm (UTC)
See above...
derylykt
Sep. 11th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the mention.

I'm now coming out of my swiss cheese brain from chemo, too.

I get a healthy dose of Nick Jr., I rarely watch TV anyway (Steph does most of the watching - mostly HGTV and Trading Spaces - and Johnathan watches with her). If anything, we will subject him to bad movies at an early age (Krull & Highlander to name two), but we read to him as well.

We also plan to take him on museum outings to show him good art, then take him to Kinkade stores to show him the flip side.

Of course, my mentality on some things never advanced beyond "infantile".
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