VonNoble Posted October 4, 2017 Report Share Posted October 4, 2017 When we instruct a child when is it a lesson and when is it an imposition of OUR view, OUR way, OUR belief? When is it teaching and when is it indoctrination? What is the measuring tool between those? Some parents in the world - let kids use knives at a early age because they will remember the lesson if they feel hurt. Some parents think over-protecting kids goes against the natural order - the weak and stupid ones are suppose to die. I am just curious. How do you know when you are teaching them for their own sake........and when is it for the parent's sake.....so they become little conformists? Maybe that is the right way to go. But I wonder if there is a line that is crossed between lesson and something not helpful? Disclosure : I have no biologic kids so I have no dog in the hunt by way of experience. I have had foster kids but that is not exactly the same thing...and I only had older kids. By then they had a whole bag full of lessons I didn't teach them. von Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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