Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cartoons Will Raise Your Kids

...Dragon Tales and Clifford will teach your kids important social and emotional skills...

What's truly sad is how many parents believe this crap.


Taylor Conant said...

I told my parents the other night that if I had kids, I'd never send them to a public school and I'd probably let them watch very little television, if any.

I think they took that as a jab at their parenting decisions or something. I didn't mean it like that, I was just making a statement. I honestly don't think my parents knew better. But I do, and I won't let my kids be hurt that way.

I think they also think I'm a little crazy/unrealistic with my idea of homeschooling my kids.

Oddly enough, my dad responded to some of my bragging about not learning anything in school/college and mostly teaching myself by reading a lot that maybe he should pull my sisters out of school and let me homeschool them. He said this kind of half-jokingly, but I had been considering that exact idea recently... I'm getting close to graduating and I've got no idea what I want to do job-wise... I could homeschool my sisters until I figure it out. Live at home, be treated like a king, etc.

Only problem is to do that right I'd basically have to committ to that until the youngest one was of high school senior age (she's going into 6th grade next year) which would tie me down for a long time. I also don't want to be "dependent" on my parents like that, either, and it'd probably set a bad precedent for eventually leaving home and going off on my own.

However, homeschooling doesn't require a 24-hour a day vigil, either. Maybe I could start my own locally-situated biz/work at home type of thing, and homeschool my sisters simultaneously.

I don't know. Just thought it was funny my dad mentioned it.

CaptiousNut said...

The mere fact that you even thought about moving home after graduation is unsettling and all by itself demonstrates an inadequate college education!