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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.30

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Sometimes It’s Personal

Marco Rubio thinks God is more important than the job he wants, Saudi Arabia desecrates corpses, a girl joins ISIS and dies and the Planned Parenthood shooting and Christian hypocrisy. Then we talk about Turkey and Russia and why religion ruins everything.  Now get over there and listen already!

Should Kids Get Scared?

This seems like a pretty good topic for Halloween, so good in fact that I’ll do two posts on Saturday.  I subscribe to a couple of movie review YouTube channels and one of them is the Nostalgia Critic.  He’s usually funny, his reviews are entertaining, but you don’t turn to any of these channels for in-depth, inciteful film analysis.  That said though, he put up a video on scaring kids in movies that I thought was quite good and I wanted to aim some people his way and talk about the subject.  I’ll include the video later in the post, but to go take a look at his channel, click here.

Americans, by and large, have really turned our kids into a bunch of pussies. Helicopter parents refuse to allow their children to fail, to face the problems and pains of real life, they want to keep them safe and protected from the world and, to a certain degree, there’s nothing wrong with that.  Every parent wants to keep their kids safe, but there’s a difference between keeping them safe and keeping them ignorant.

Whether they like it or not, sooner or later, and it’s becoming later and later unfortunately, these kids are going to have to face the real world alone, on its own terms, complete with all the horrors and pain that it holds and far too many of them are just not prepared.  That’s why they go running home to mommy and daddy, because they have never been prepared to face reality.

I think this is very true in the movies we let kids see today.  As the Nostalgia Critic points out, older kids films are downright scary.  I think that they should be scary.  I think that children’s entertainment has become far too coddling, due to the increasing intolerance of anything remotely uncomfortable by helicopter parents, and this is not preparing these children for the reality that they’re going to face when they grow up.  Being scared is a good thing.  I’m not saying terrify your children into a paranoid mess, I’m saying that they need to be exposed to the reality around them.  Don’t lie to them.  Let them know the truth, even if the truth is going to make them uncomfortable.  If they cannot deal with the truth, how do you expect them to become self-sufficient and able to raise children of their own?  You are not doing your kids any good in the long run by treating them like china dolls.  They need to learn how to handle the real world because if they don’t figure that out, they are going to break into a million emotional pieces the first time they are faced with any kind of adversity.  Scares in movies and on TV and in books, those help get them ready to accept that things might not always go their way, that things might not always be rosy and that’s a tremendously important lesson to learn for every single person, everywhere.  It’s just a shame that so many will never be taught that lesson by their parents and will spend their lives unable to deal with reality.

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.6

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Check Your Religious Privilege

This week, churches need to pick better representatives, Rick Wiles peeks at Obama in the bathroom, an African Evangelical church leader doesn’t understand human reproduction, liberals hate good parents so knock it off and another atheist blogger is murdered in Bangladesh. Then we go on to look at the liberal myth of privilege and wonder how ridiculous these people can actually be.
Go find out on this week’s show!

Who Didn’t Know This about Narcissism?

Too much praiseResearchers get paid altogether too much money to tell us things that anyone with an ounce of common sense already knows. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that, by studying more than 500 children in the Netherlands, researchers found that parents who praise their children too much may encourage narcissism.

No shit, you don’t say!

Parents who described their children as “more special than other children” had a much, much higher percentage of spoiled, narcissistic kids than parents who simply loved their children.  Researcher Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University, says “That may not be good for them or for society.”  Well duh!

It isn’t like they had no clue what they were  getting themselves into, people like me were pointing out the utter absurdity of this years ago, back before schools were giving out trophies for just showing up and parents were flying their personal helicopters around their delicate little darlings 24/7, we pointed out that doing this was going to give you a generation of entitled, spoiled-rotten brats who expected everyone to treat them like princes and princesses.  It isn’t like nobody told these idiot liberals, they knew, they just didn’t listen, or more likely didn’t care.  I think that’s closer to the truth, they don’t care because the only thing they want is to make themselves and their constituents happy, even if it’s going to cause problems down the line, because happy voters are pliable voters.

So you had hordes of lefty lunatics writing self-help books telling parents never to spank their kids, never to raise their voices to their kids, to treat their kids like they’re something special and essentially to let the kids raise themselves.  This is at a time when liberal parents were too busy getting drunk with their friends, too busy being occupied with other things to bother actually being parents.  Try to make up for failures in parenting by piling on unearned praise that makes these liberal asshats feel better about their pathetic inadequacies.

Now what’s going to happen in another decade or two when the ridiculous crap that the liberals are pushing today comes home to roost?  It’s clear they’re not going to pay any more attention to those who are pointing out the enormous pitfalls they’re blindly stumbling into because liberals are all special.  You know, short bus special.  I hate to say we all told them so, but we’ve spent a fair amount of time doing it and they never learn.