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Re: Happy Birthday! -- Parenthood


I agree.  You're kids are really fortunate that you are raising them this 
way.  

Eva
Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

"We don't do enough to exploit renewable energy resources."
Me

In a message dated 2/11/2004 4:01:52 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
mhobertm@excite.com writes:
Eva: I couldn't agree more with your father...my kids are convinced I'm
a slave master and the meanest mother around (although they also know I
love them to pieces!) but I truly, truly am convinced that long periods
of idleness are bad, bad, bad, bad, bad for children...they need a place
to focus their energies besides a TV set or a Nintendo...they also need
to know they are an integral part of the family unit and important to
the overall smooth functioning of the household/family...And if chores
are not occupying their time then reading, piano practice, church,
sports, etc. are...I figure an hour or so a day of unfocused, relaxing
time is plenty for them and helps send them to bed each night ready to
sleep. During the summer break from school, my kids are doing assigned
school work that I have prepared in advance for them...daily lessons
they have to complete before they play...usually takes up their mornings
until lunch. And they don't seem to mind at all...in fact they like
having a place to focus their attention. I think they'll be better
adults for having structure in their lives.


Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

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