Re: [Slovak-World] Harsh treatment of children
>Sounds like you were out with an upper class lady who has someone else toWow, now there's a sweeping generalization!!!
>manage her kids for her. Rich people are never interested in their
>children that much, and will tend to ignore what they can't control.
While I don't live near the inner-city problems that you do, I do know
people in the range of economic brackets from welfare/not making it on
minimum wage all the way up to wealthy folks in mansions. There are
horrible parents, disinterested parents, ok parents, and fabulous parents
all across the board. I think we expect more from the rich folks (do we
assume they're educated and should know better???). I know rich folks who
leave their kids to the care of a nanny, and don't pay enough attention to
them. I know poor folks who leave their kids to the care of a TV, and
don't pay enough attention to them.
I've heard people from all economic brackets speaking to their children in
ways that chill my blood. And I believe you get great parents from all
I really have to take issue with "rich people are never interested in their
children all that much"....I know too many who really are wonderful &
Sorry this is disjointed, it's been an exhausting week.
Julie Michutka, solidly middle-class, trying hard to be a good parent
- At 10:57 AM 6/2/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>On Mon, 2 Jun 2003 BJLK@... wrote:More like an attempt to assert dominance. The alpha wolf thing.
> > There are probably as many as there are parents who can invent creative
> > punishments. I was given wood chunks to kneel on (the kind that are
> > chopped for the fireplace or furnace with lots of splinters). I'm a little
> > surprised to see that "painful kneeling" seems to be more a common
> experience than I
> > ever imagined. Is this a downside of being brought up Slovak?
> > B. J. Licko-Keel (BJLK@...)
>Sounds like a downside of being brought up Catholic. :)