Saturday, July 11, 2009

Free Range Kids



Seems a bit cheesy - though spot on. Me, I don't need no stinkin' book on commonsense.

But a million others, most ironically, very much need to read this book and *research* the basics of instinctual parenting.

I LOVE the title - Free Range Kids. Throw the propaganda terms right back in these Morons' faces.

You knuckleheads get it, right? I don't have to explain the pun of free range livestock versus children quarantined in padded cells, do I?

The book's a good business idea too since we all know a bunch of *new parents* in dire need of a clue.

Though the trick is to send this book BEFORE the kids get too big. If you are going to send it to someone with kids 5 years and older....send it anonymously.

And, should this book become a big hit, certain inept couples will be no doubt be receiving MULTIPLE copies!

5 comments:

TAYLOR said...

C,

How do the "public school is good for kids, they need to be socialized" people hold that thought at the same time as they believe "the world is dangerous, my child might be murdered/raped/abducted at any moment!"

CaptiousNut said...

The stats on kids molested by school teachers are orders of magnitude higher than those victimized by priests.

TAYLOR said...

C,

I don't know if that was how you interpreted the point I was making but it's a good point regardless.

The thing I was getting at is, on the one hand people who support public school argue that "shielding" kids with homeschooling makes them socially awkward and they need to be subjected to some bullying because "that's the way the world works."

But I doubt these parents simultaneously believe their children should be molested/injured/murdered because "that's the way the world works."

It shows intellectual bankruptcy for the public schoolers, yet again, at least on this issue.

Why allow a person's mind to rot but not their body?

Anonymous said...

Ha, I didn't check the video but I get the point I think. Homeschooling is unfortunately not an option for us. But I think our kids are pretty free range. But so is my food. go ahead, make fun. I eat well. And pay for it.

My point: We have neighbors with a 5 year old and a 2 year old-1 year older than each of my kids in both cases. They have lived in the house for about 6 months. I have seen the kids outside playing twice. let me say that again-twice. And neither time did they make any effort to play with our kids-or the other kid who lives next to them who we play with virtually every day. You could argue that we could go there, but we are outside all the time. If they wanted to get involved they would have.

Every day its one organized activity after another. Soccer, dance, piano, etc, etc. These kids have no idea how to entertain themselves. We actually see them looking out the window as our kids play. Need I mention what Mom does for a living? Dad is a cubicle dweller though, of that I would bet money.

-Orion

CaptiousNut said...

Homeschooling is an option available to everyone. No excuse, be it financial, *special needs*, etc. holds up under fire.

Orion,

Ever read John Gatto?