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Post by eddie on Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:15 pm

Just came across this and wondered what people thought.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:25 pm



I agree with this.

i can remember jumping from our stairs at home as a child

from the second on up, then the third, then the fourth, then the fifth. i can still remember the feeling of exhilaration from it. there was no fear of hurting myself and i didn't but when my mum came into the hallway and saw me doing it from the fifth she just shrieked at me ''for goodness sake! what on earth are you doing? you'll end up killing yourself.''. i kind of metaphorically crashed down to earth. it was a real bummer, a deflating feeling. i was really enjoying the sensation and then then WHAM! not physically but mentally and emotionally

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Post by Syl on Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:24 pm

Lots of truth in it, parents often envisage a danger that may never happen.....a child may see the risk, but think he is capable of overcoming it.

Kids should be left to test themselves to a degree,  but broken bones or worse can sometimes be the outcome.

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Post by magica on Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:57 pm

All kids have a sense of adventure, and have no fear.

Kids being kids.

We used to climb trees, jump over railings, do lots of things which are now banned for kids.

Let kids enjoy their freedom and being kids, before they get too old to have had one.
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Post by nicko on Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:34 am

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:36 am

Completely agree with all the view so far

However, if a child had an accident and was badly hurt, who from the above would hold the same view?

Or would you make a U-turn and blame the parents for not keeping a constant eye?

I seriously ask this, as I seriously think those ladies who commented would be the first to judge the parents if something did happen to a child.

As parents we can never keep two eyes on our children and yet I know for a fact (bar Eddie) that many here would immediately judge the parents if harm came to a child when playing

That is not being negative, but knowing how hypocritial people are.

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Post by magica on Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:07 am

I know what you're saying Didge.

I would definitely say that if the child is young, but not as they get older. You have to learn to let go and let them out with their friends. I'm talking Secondary School age.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:10 am

Children are closed down on many levels by adults who have forgotten what it feels like to be a child.
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Post by magica on Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:20 pm

Very true HT. Childhood doesn't last long, they need to enjoy it.
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Post by Syl on Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:28 pm

Didge wrote:Completely agree with all the view so far

However, if a child had an accident and was badly hurt, who from the above would hold the same view?

Or would you make a U-turn and blame the parents for not keeping a constant eye?

I seriously ask this, as I seriously think those ladies who commented would be the first to judge the parents if something did happen to a child.

As parents we can never keep two eyes on our children and yet I know for a fact (bar Eddie) that many here would immediately judge the parents if harm came to a child when playing

That is not being negative, but knowing how hypocritial people are.
I would, but speaking from experience thats why i added the second comment.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:14 pm

Accidents happen and the parents aren't always to blame, even when they are keeping two eyes on their kids at all times.

When I was a kid, just 8, I used to range miles away from my house on my bicycle. No adult supervision of any kind, and I'm still here today.

Of course, that was before they invented pedophiles Rolling Eyes

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:51 pm

Syl wrote:
Didge wrote:Completely agree with all the view so far

However, if a child had an accident and was badly hurt, who from the above would hold the same view?

Or would you make a U-turn and blame the parents for not keeping a constant eye?

I seriously ask this, as I seriously think those ladies who commented would be the first to judge the parents if something did happen to a child.

As parents we can never keep two eyes on our children and yet I know for a fact (bar Eddie) that many here would immediately judge the parents if harm came to a child when playing

That is not being negative, but knowing how hypocritial people are.
I would, but speaking from experience thats why i added the second comment.


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Post by eddie on Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:08 pm

Didge wrote:Completely agree with all the view so far

However, if a child had an accident and was badly hurt, who from the above would hold the same view?

Or would you make a U-turn and blame the parents for not keeping a constant eye?

I seriously ask this, as I seriously think those ladies who commented would be the first to judge the parents if something did happen to a child.

As parents we can never keep two eyes on our children and yet I know for a fact (bar Eddie) that many here would immediately judge the parents if harm came to a child when playing

That is not being negative, but knowing how hypocritial people are.

Interestingly, i bumped into a school mum the other day who told me her little girl had fallen at a party and broken her elbow. The mums cousin had taken her girl and the girls grandparents (I’m assuming they’re also related to the mum’s cousin) completely blamed the Mum, saying she should have taken her own daughter and then the accident would never have happened.

I pretty much told the Mum her parents were talking bollocks. The child could’ve fallen and broken her elbow at any time, anywhere.

Some peolke don’t understand accidents are just that. Accidents.


Re the part in bold....why am I barred? What did I doooooo? Sad

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:24 pm

eddie wrote:
Didge wrote:Completely agree with all the view so far

However, if a child had an accident and was badly hurt, who from the above would hold the same view?

Or would you make a U-turn and blame the parents for not keeping a constant eye?

I seriously ask this, as I seriously think those ladies who commented would be the first to judge the parents if something did happen to a child.

As parents we can never keep two eyes on our children and yet I know for a fact (bar Eddie) that many here would immediately judge the parents if harm came to a child when playing

That is not being negative, but knowing how hypocritial people are.

Interestingly, i bumped into a school mum the other day who told me her little girl had fallen at a party and broken her elbow. The mums cousin had taken her girl and the girls grandparents (I’m assuming they’re also related to the mum’s cousin) completely blamed the Mum, saying she should have taken her own daughter and then the accident would never have happened.

I pretty much told the Mum her parents were talking bollocks. The child could’ve fallen and broken her elbow at any time, anywhere.

Some peolke don’t understand accidents are just that.  Accidents.


Re the part in bold....why am I barred? What did I doooooo? Sad


I mean bar, as in except Eddie

Meaning you would not hold a double standard on this

You just proved my view of you right

In other words, you would not judge and look to blame the parents for mishaps that kids often have when playing

Doh

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:34 pm

Syl wrote:Lots of truth in it, parents often envisage a danger that may never happen.....a child may see the risk, but think he is capable of overcoming it.

Kids should be left to test themselves to a degree,  but broken bones or worse can sometimes be the outcome.




Maybe you should add cotten wool to the walls and ceilings then

You cannot wrap children in cotten wool

]Its the same with far leftist idiots that believe they should be sheltered ffrom any view they do not like in the world

It ends up not teaching them anything

Kids break bones when they play, as do adults. It happens and why we should never attempt to wrap them up in cotten wool .

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Post by eddie on Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:29 pm

Didge wrote:
eddie wrote:
Didge wrote:Completely agree with all the view so far

However, if a child had an accident and was badly hurt, who from the above would hold the same view?

Or would you make a U-turn and blame the parents for not keeping a constant eye?

I seriously ask this, as I seriously think those ladies who commented would be the first to judge the parents if something did happen to a child.

As parents we can never keep two eyes on our children and yet I know for a fact (bar Eddie) that many here would immediately judge the parents if harm came to a child when playing

That is not being negative, but knowing how hypocritial people are.

Interestingly, i bumped into a school mum the other day who told me her little girl had fallen at a party and broken her elbow. The mums cousin had taken her girl and the girls grandparents (I’m assuming they’re also related to the mum’s cousin) completely blamed the Mum, saying she should have taken her own daughter and then the accident would never have happened.

I pretty much told the Mum her parents were talking bollocks. The child could’ve fallen and broken her elbow at any time, anywhere.

Some peolke don’t understand accidents are just that.  Accidents.


Re the part in bold....why am I barred? What did I doooooo? Sad


I mean bar, as in except Eddie

Meaning you would not hold a double standard on this

You just proved my view of you right

In other words, you would not judge and look to blame the parents for mishaps that kids often have when playing

Doh

+1

I knew what you meant. I was just being a funny fucker. Razz

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:44 pm

eddie wrote:
Didge wrote:


I mean bar, as in except Eddie

Meaning you would not hold a double standard on this

You just proved my view of you right

In other words, you would not judge and look to blame the parents for mishaps that kids often have when playing

Doh

+1

I knew what you meant. I was just being a funny fucker. Razz


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