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03-28-2018 05:18 PM  7 months agoPost 1
AirWolfRC

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As far as I'm concerned . . . about time to get back to the old ways . . .

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/u...NMp6?li=BBnb7Kz

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03-28-2018 05:58 PM  7 months agoPost 2
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My Aunt and Uncle were the worst. They suffocated their two kids. Makes a person less, not more. A person has to know that they can handle anything that comes at them.

@16yo I was away working all summer from my parents. I was self sufficient.
I was also a bit hard to control when I got home and the rules came back.

Last night, two young <12yo girls were left by them selves in a restaurant where I was eating. I kept an eye on them. I asked a woman to keep an eye on them when I left. Did not say a thing to the girls, but I was watching out for them. I think that strangers do this more than you know. We don't want to see our children run into danger.

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03-28-2018 07:36 PM  7 months agoPost 3
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Yeah I read that article... big problem with that idea of "free range" parenting...

Its assuming the child is mature, the parent are mature AND responsible and none are breaking the law... And it doesnt take into account that there are numerous child predators that will take advantage, most child abductions happen this way where predators take note of a childs habits, then prey upon them when no one is looking.

then there is the issue of stupidity... case in point: seems to me that the inner city youth that make up most of the crime statistically are the direct result of "free range" parenting. and according to the law, they are clothed, fed and taken care of (by government welfare).

AFAIC its a law designed to make parents un-accountable for their child's well being and safety.... and actions while "unsupervised"

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-28-2018 08:15 PM  7 months agoPost 4
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^^^Agree completely.

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03-28-2018 09:26 PM  7 months agoPost 5
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But children taken by strangers or slight acquaintances represent only one-hundredth of 1 percent of all missing children. The last comprehensive study estimated that the number was 115 in a year.- source Washington Post.

So let your kids breath. They will learn to make good decisions. Give them a phone, keep touch, but they are more resilient than you think. There are predators, but there are a hell of a lot more good people.

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03-29-2018 03:09 AM  7 months agoPost 6
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I would like to talk to that father in the video, I would tell him about my father, in how he would feel the same way my father felt if something bad happened to his kids,, you see> (my brothers are older than me) my brothers were allowed to run the streets starting at a young age, even at night. at 14 one brother was in a church group, at 15 he was doing LSD Acid, at 17 he was putting Crystal Meth in his arm and dead (know it was not the drugs that killed him, it was the car he stole),, when he died he was awaiting a court trial for selling LSD 3 times to an undercover cop, and they had a Rat that was going to set on the stand and tell the Judge that my brother soled him Meth 32 times,, I never new any of this until I was well in my 20s,

his Gravestone says something about "being in a better place than where he was heading", a quote from the Bible,

just a few years ago my other brother told me something I never thought about, he told me our father blamed himself all those years for my brother's death, well see now it was not all my father's fault, we had a mother too that let him run the streets,

that last year my brother was a real mean a$$ to me (it was the drugs), but I have forgiven him a long time ago when I understood it was not totally all his fault,>>>>>>>>>>>> he was never held accountable for his behavior

there is much more to the story

Jim
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03-29-2018 03:12 AM  7 months agoPost 7
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Heli_Splatter
But children taken by strangers or slight acquaintances represent only one-hundredth of 1 percent of all missing children.
thats based on solved cases... ever look at the number of unsolved child abduction cases? you cant, therefore no stats.... and this has to do with child predators and abductions from family members...

The U.S. Department of Justice reports

797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied resulting in an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.

203,900 children were the victims of family abductions.

58,200 children were the victims of non-family abductions.

115 children were the victims of “stereotypical” kidnapping. (These crimes involve someone the child does not know or someone of slight acquaintance, who holds the child overnight, transports the child 50 miles or more, kills the child, demands ransom, or intends to keep the child permanently.)

58,000 by non family members in ONE YEAR!

but somehow three or four AR-15s are used to kill 100 people over the course of 5 years and we need to ban all ARs...

this law simply removes consequences for lack parental responsibility... remember, this 'law' allows them to stay home alone unsupervised.... and this is when family and non-family abductions occur.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-29-2018 01:40 PM  7 months agoPost 8
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There are ways to teach your children to 'figure things out' and to build up their self-confidence WITHOUT endangering them. Its called common sense and good parenting skills. OMG....did I just say that?

But, if you want to know how to raise your children, just read social media...they'll tell you everything you need to know....

Yes, I am being a smart-@ss.

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03-29-2018 03:44 PM  7 months agoPost 9
AirWolfRC

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Social media . . . all that shows is that everybody has an opinion . . . and everybody wants to feel important . . . and not everybody is right.

If you don't let kids run around exploring for themselves, you're going to have a problem kid.
If you suffocate your kid with oversight and overcontrol, you're going to have a problem kid.

Look at Martin Shkreli, just one of many examples gone bad.

Let 'em run around, give them guidance, keep an eye on 'em, be the one for them to come to when they have a problem.

Nobody ever said parenting was easy.

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03-29-2018 04:08 PM  7 months agoPost 10
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I did not say let them run wild. I said give them the ability to have self confidence without mom and dad helicoptering over them. Stay in touch, know where they are, check on them.

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03-29-2018 05:23 PM  7 months agoPost 11
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AirWolfRC
keep an eye on 'em
That part is not a requirement according to the Law you seem to agree with...

No one said shelter and suffocate your kids is good, or OK... What Im saying is lack of guidance, stupid parents and rotten kids will be what they are and this law removes consequences for them... All good intentions often have significant flaws when implemented in reality..

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-29-2018 05:27 PM  7 months agoPost 12
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AirWolfRC
Social media . . . all that shows is that everybody has an opinion
Wait-What?

You mean like all the ones being posted here?

You guys are a riot!!!

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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