Most of ya'll dont GAF about your kids :
keep thinking that loosening your standards is helping your kids.
Meanwhile, lil Ming Wei is getting beethoven drilled into them at 8 and is on the track to Stanford and a cushy 160k job at graduation.
This late stage capitalism game is only going to benefit those who have resources and foresight, and very few who were lucky. Don’t let your kids be in a position to be lucky to make it. Have a plan for them and realize that, on some level, you are going to have to hold your children to an unfair standard that is in someway derived from white supremacy in order to position them for success.
I mean... I don't have to ask her. I'm with her all the time, I take her to the bus stop, pick her up from school, take her to gymnastics, take her to tennis practice, my wife and I don't listen to any of that shyt with our kids. To be honest, my wife didn't even know who Sexxy Redd was until like a month ago, when I pulled up some of her songs for her on Youtube one night after she saw a clip of her on Funny Marco's show.
My daughter isn't into hiphop or pop music at all right now. Only songs she's requesting are Disney songs. And that's because I don't be blasting explicit music around her at home or in the car. It's very intentional.
Shout out to the brehs who understand proper child rearing.I just watched her whole rant video.
I agree with her. Young kids (pre-K and early elementary) are handed cellphones and tablets before they can even talk, plus they see their parents/adults consumed by the same tech all the time, so it creates a lot of the issues she was speaking about. Kids not having any attention span, kids can't focus, kids can't take directions, kids aren't communicating like they should be at 5 and 6 etc. Really, she was spot on with her analysis. And a lot of it does start at home. Parents have to be active with their kids, have conversation with them, build up their vocabulary... don't let them learn all that from these screens.
It's not easy, and I even recognize that we all can be better at putting the tech down and engaging with your family on a real level. But if you're not acknowledging this at all and don't even think it's necessary to monitor usage for kids then that's a problem. I remember when I was in elementary, the big thing for my generation was video games (Genesis, Super Nintendo and then Playstation later on). My mom noticed how much time I was spending on that stuff, and basically put a rule in place that there were no video games during the week... only on the weekends. It helped that my parents had me in sports and other after school programs as well.
But something as little as that stuck with me for the rest of my life. It instilled the concept of prioritizing things at an early age. To this day, I can't really indulge in leisure activities when I know I have more important things that need to be done or taken care of.