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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:49 PM
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Am I a bad parent?
I like to make my kids race. The winner gets all my love and attention.

Is that wrong?
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:50 PM
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1. Free market parenting.
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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:51 PM
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2. It's more effective to do it for points.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 04:51 PM by Finnfan
They'll care more for points than they will your love and attention. :D

Tip: Backrubs for points work the best.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:51 PM
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3. We live in a rewards-based society. Maybe the less-speedy kid needs steroids.
:evilgrin:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:05 PM
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5. Good idea
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:26 PM
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14. Have you thought about sterilization for the slower one?
That would keep those non-competitive genes out of the future gene pool.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:52 PM
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4. hell no. make them earn your love.
:thumbsup:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:06 PM
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6. No, you're preparing them for life in the big city.
If you were a bad parent you'd show them equal love and give them the illusion that life is fair.

Well... that's how I was raised anyhow, and look how good I turned out! :P
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:07 PM
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7. only if you don't electrocute the loser
why make them think losing is without consequence?
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:07 PM
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8. No can do, I need the tax deduction
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:14 PM
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9. Maybe just a lil zap with the taser?
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:27 PM
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15. I'll tell the folks from DSS that you suggested it
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:35 PM
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16. Hey... it's not like I'm telling you to pose naked...
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 05:35 PM by redqueen
now THAT's bad parenting!
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:37 PM
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17. I don't know what you're talking about
And most parents have been naked at some time or another
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:41 PM
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19. You know... that awful Christina Aguilera...
and Demi Moore did it, too.

These women don't know their place. x(
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:04 PM
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26. I thought posing naked was a woman's place
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 06:07 PM by taterguy
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:08 PM
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28. Touche!
Monsieur pussycat!
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:25 PM
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29. I actually thought you were talking about my infamous sledding pic in your OP
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:35 PM
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31. Heh... nah...
just a little mini flamewar caused when someone said that doing that made them bad mothers. :P
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:24 AM
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34. Fortunately the sledding pic wasn't on the cover of Vanity Fair
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:38 PM
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18. But the good Dr. Dobson says that's good for the boy, shows him who's boss and all that.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:14 PM
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10. That crippled one doesn't deserve your love anyway.
Stupid broken kid! x(


:P
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:15 PM
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11. If they really loved you they'd run faster!!!
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:16 PM
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12. Not if the child who loses is promptly waterboarded.
Instilling the need for excellence is every parent's duty.
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:24 PM
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13. Not at all keep up the good work.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:44 PM
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20. yes
very very bad
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:48 PM
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21. Not according to the rest of the people in this thread
Majority rules dude
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:51 PM
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23. Don't listen to that fucking loser. Who needs the opinions of fucking losers?
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:02 PM
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24. Who are you calling a fucking loser, you fucking loser?
You're a bad parent too.
The worst.
And your mother wears combat boots.
And a hijab.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:04 PM
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25. I'm a fucking winner. Check this link
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:07 PM
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27. You got a Major Award? This?

Go, dude!
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:45 PM
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32. The rest of the people in this thread suck.
OK, not ALL of them.
But MOST of them.
Alright, SOME of them.
They know who they are.
:eyes:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 09:56 AM
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35. I would hope so
Sucking can be a very enjoyable activity
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:50 PM
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22. You're doing great!
Freeloaders will NOT be tolerated!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:30 PM
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30. Dad, is that you?
i bought the xbox 360 today btw, i got the bundle that had 2 games, that is one heavy piece of gaming.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:58 PM
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33. I say make it interesting. Release an angry Doberman to nip at the slow one's heinie.
Got that tip from the August '06 issue of Parenting magazine. You're welcome. :hi:
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 10:03 AM
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36. hmmm
Maybe the slow kid is slow on purpose.....

wants to be the last so they can go back and watch tv or sumpin....


lost



:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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