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  • Kala says
    this. x100.
  • Valiant says
    Makes the "Mama Grizzly" sound like a wimp by comparison!
  • Tiessa says
    This person sounds exactly like the type that the original author was denigrating in her original piece.
  • Tiessa says
    I'm sorry, but in my mind, someone excelling at playing football is not "more successful" than someone who has a quantum physics degree.
  • Celebrity
    Begs the question: What is success?
  • Tiessa says
    Knowing I'm a geek ( :-) ), I tend to rate success on intellectual achievements
  • Tiessa says
    And her whole "human right's record" BS is just trying to obfuscate the entire point - she's using very poor debating logic
  • Tiessa says
    something that wouldn't happen if she was "raised right" :-P
  • Tiessa says
    anyway, I'm highly suspicious that the original author's method of parenting does produce higher achievers. And if the child's proclivities
  • Tiessa says
    match, people who are more happy
  • Tiessa says
    Not that I could ever see myself being able to do what she did and spend that much time doing drills, etc with my kids
  • Tiessa says
    But, I was raised in a very intellectual household and very germanic. I didn't have parents like her, but I was always in competition with
  • Tiessa says
    kids like hers and my biggest win over them was in social aspects. I'd suggest her methods turn people with good intelligence into high
  • Tiessa says
    performers, rather than hoping they will naturally turn that way like I did.
  • Tiessa says
    And I think that a bit of harsh parenting and pushing your child into more difficult areas is definitely preferable to hoping they end up
  • Tiessa says
    good, but settling for them working at 7-11 because they are "happier this way." Sounds like rationalization to me.

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