Raising Cain

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  1. Deacon

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    Raising kids today is harder than ever!

    Agree? Disagree?

    What are some of the things that you feel make raising kids more challanging today.

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    liberalism in public schools makes it harder for Christian children and parents. it is harder to protect children from the rampant liberalism today
     
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    Its easy to raise a Cain! He's a rebel! All you have to do is----nothin'! Don't do a thing---just let him go his own way!!

    On the other hand, its much harder to raise a Seth! Exact discipline! Demanding obedience and at the same time love of his parents!!

    To raise Cain---keep your hands off!

    To raise Seth---don't take your hands off!

    See??

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    Sadly, I do see public education as a very real issue with raising children.

    I once spanked our youngest son, he threatened to tell his teacher, I told him to go ahead. Once your children are registered in the public schools, it is almost as if they are automatic wards of the state.

    I have never spent a minute in jail, but if disciplining my child results in that, well, give me a voice Lord, give me a voice. I would view it as divine intervention in the jailhouse and would do my best to preach all I do know and understand about the counsel of God.

    That is me though. [​IMG]
     
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    The lower standards of the "world" around us. It seems from what I see that it is far easier for kids these days to catch sight of things they ought not see, and hear things they ought not hear, even in places that were thought of as innocent and safe for kids. From what I can tell parents used to be able to rely on the fact that there were censors, people out there not letting kids be exposed to bad things.

    Of course, parents have the first responsibility, but I think we have to be even more diligent today than they used to be.
     
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    Media bombardment crushes the impact of parents and church on youth. TV, computers, DVD, Nintendo, et al.

    Couple with lack of reading and language skills that make kids WANT to do something else.

    Interesting quotation:
    "Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father."

    Gloria Steinem, right on the money (for once in her life!)
     
  7. Deacon

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    I've been reading through Proverbs these past few weeks and began thinking about the great wisdom needed to raise a family.

    Good point blackbird!

    Dr. Bob, "media bombardment" is putting it lightly! The marketing of products is very sophisticated. It draws people into a product or event that they would probably not be interested in otherwise.

    I'm not a big viewer of movies or video but I may see an ad for a movie on T.V. and be drawn to it. I WANT to see it. But as time passes I usually don't get around to seeing it --- I'm too busy. Later I may see the movie offered in the video store--- But it's no longer appealing, the reach of the alluring advertising has expired. I've saved myself many hours viewing trash by simply waiting to see if I was manipulated into wanting to see it by a marketing campaign. For kids it can be worse, time is so important.

    The internet is also a lure that makes it much harder to raise kids. Suddenly we have access to an unimaginable range of visual material that can corrupt our young (and ourselves) very easily.

    Rob
     

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