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A question from my 3-year-old

 
 
Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 09:36 am
Many people ban the word "stupid" outright, but for my 3-year-old daughter I have tried to make a distinction between appropriate and inappropriate uses of the language. We made it clear that she can't call her brother stupid. Why? because it will hurt her brother's feelings.

When she objected to me calling my computer stupid, I pointed out that here it was OK. Why? Because computers don't have feelings.

A couple of days ago we were watching TV, and realize I must have been getting a little upset when my daughter asked me...

"Do Republicans have feelings?"
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 09:39 am
@ebrown p,
and your answer was?
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 09:45 am
@ebrown p,


Feelings, nothing more than emotional feelings.

Your 3 year old is a prime candidate for government schools and minimum wage.

There is hope for her though, have you considered home schooling?


Gargamel
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 09:56 am
@H2O MAN,
I suspect you could learn a lot from a 3-year old, Kevin.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 10:04 am
@Gargamel,
I suspect that you are a 3-year old, Gargoyle.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 10:42 am
@ebrown p,
She probably heard some one else say this and is repeating.

I tend to say don't say stupid especially cause at 3 it can be difficult for a child to not say a word they are used to saying in certain situations. Better to ban completely if you don't want her to say it to a person - at this age kids are more likely to react and say without reasoning whether I am calling a person something vs. an object.
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 10:44 am
@ebrown p,
So?
What did you tell her?
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 12:27 pm
@ebrown p,
That's pretty funny.

Although, I've often been embarrassed for small children who are really toooo young to know what they are talking about but simply mimic what their parents say when it comes to their politics.


Katiedid
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2009 01:49 pm
@ebrown p,
Tell her yes, we do! And that she should respect that all people have and are entitled to their own viewpoints even when we don't agree with them.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2009 01:55 pm
@Katiedid,
that's stupid.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2009 04:35 pm
@ebrown p,
That's great!!!

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings....
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2009 04:43 pm
@H2O MAN,
H2O MAN wrote:



Feelings, nothing more than emotional feelings.

Your 3 year old is a prime candidate for government schools and minimum wage.

There is hope for her though, have you considered home schooling?





That's a classic! Laughing
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spendius
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2009 05:09 pm
Republicans have no feelings and therefore they can't be stupid.
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2009 07:22 pm
@Cliff Hanger,
Cliff Hanger wrote:

That's pretty funny.

Although, I've often been embarrassed for small children who are really toooo young to know what they are talking about but simply mimic what their parents say when it comes to their politics.


like this little fella...

  http://www.rightpundits.com/wp-content/photos/Jonathan_Krohn_25.jpg

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Meet Jonathan Krohn. This home-schooled 13-year old is an author and an actor. His book, Define Conservatism, is receiving rave reviews, as well as his television appearances and his recent two minutes on stage at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference.



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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2009 07:29 pm


Good for Jonathan Krohn.

At least he does not mimic the crap government schools teach the dumbmasses.
DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 10:54 am
@H2O MAN,
H2O MAN wrote:

At least he does not mimic the crap...


nope, that's your job.
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