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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Come on dude.  Do you blame your parents for all the stupid things that you've done as a kid?  Think just for a second - picture some of the stupid shit you've done... got it?  Now blame your parents for you doing it.   Does that feel right to you?   

Kids are not to be controlled, trained or leashed by their parents.   They have their own free will and they learn from their mistakes.   

I was half joking. I just mean when you see kids with their parents and the kids are out of control and they don't say anything to them I think that tells them that behavior is ok. My mother would have smacked the hell out of me (and has) for acting like I see some kids acting in public where they are causing a scene and inconveniencing others.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Come on dude.  Do you blame your parents for all the stupid things that you've done as a kid?  Think just for a second - picture some of the stupid shit you've done... got it?  Now blame your parents for you doing it.   Does that feel right to you?   

Kids are not to be controlled, trained or leashed by their parents.   They have their own free will and they learn from their mistakes.   

Of course not. But I do blame parents for letting their children, in their care, just do whatever.

I was at a destination wedding in Belgium. A couple had their little girl of around 4yrs old with them. During the ceremony, they let the girl just walk up and down the aisle. The girl ended up sitting on the floor in the middle of the aisle and the parents did nothing. No, it was not cute. It was ridiculous and many people just looked at each other when the parents did nada.
I blame the parents in that case.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I was half joking. I just mean when you see kids with their parents and the kids are out of control and they don't say anything to them I think that tells them that behavior is ok. My mother would have smacked the hell out of me (and has) for acting like I see some kids acting in public where they are causing a scene and inconveniencing others.


Agree.
My mother refuses to allow any children to any events that she throws/is a part of: her retirement party/my sis' baby shower. Sorry..no kids allowed!
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Man... people without kids.   One day they make fun of helicopter parents, the next day they blame parents who don't hover enough and control their kids...    Basically the equivalent of backseat drivers but for life itself

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Well, helicopter parents are annoying themselves. I blame their parents for that. I still find that annoying parents are more bearable in public than annoying children.
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the ideal parents make their kids seem invisible when I'm around.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

the ideal parents make their kids seem invisible when I'm around.

 

Poor kids

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Man... people without kids.   One day they make fun of helicopter parents, the next day they blame parents who don't hover enough and control their kids...    Basically the equivalent of backseat drivers but for life itself

So you are ok with children bothering others(adults or children) and the parents who do nothing to stop it?
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Kids are not to be controlled, trained or leashed by their parents.   They have their own free will and they learn from their mistakes.   

I completely agree with this. But in order to learn from their mistakes, there have to be consequences. I am fully on-board with parents who are trying to civilize the next generation. I am completely supportive, both actively and philosophically, of parents who, for example, bring their kids to decent restaurants and try to train them how to behave properly. I am less supportive of people who bring their kids to decent restaurants and allow them to run riot in an orgy of "discovery."

I doubt seriously if you do this sort of thing and I am willing to bet that your kids are quite civilized and considerate for their ages. Unfortunately, not all parents share your conscientiousness.

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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

I was at a destination wedding in Belgium.

For some reason, this is the funniest thing I have read all week. I am having trouble processing the idea of organizing a destination wedding around Eurocracy or Manneken-Pis.

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Man... people without kids.   One day they make fun of helicopter parents, the next day they blame parents who don't hover enough and control their kids...    Basically the equivalent of backseat drivers but for life itself

Helicopter parents are often the worse in this regard as they relentlessly shield their children from even the slightest of negative consequences.
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

For some reason, this is the funniest thing I have read all week. I am having trouble processing the idea of organizing a destination wedding around Eurocracy or Manneken-Pis.

Not that of a big deal/stretch.
The bride was born in Belgium and her parents/most of her family still lived there. The groom was from the US...Boston where they both lived. They wanted to have the wedding in her home town.

My GF at the time was good friends with both. They invited me when I first met them and we made a 10 day holiday out of it(London for 7 days and Belgium for 3.)
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I learned an important lesson by making mistakes: don't get caught.
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Mistakes does not mean what you think it means.
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I generally agree with Greg, but there's no way I would let my kid sit in the middle of the aisle during a wedding. If he couldn't sit still, then I would take him outside so he wasn't a distraction from the ceremony.
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