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#49880 - 09/03/18 02:34 AM Weird Parenting Trends
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Seems fitting for Labor Day ...

The Weirdest Parenting Trends Of The Past 100 Years

[Put in the proper context, President #45's (dys)abilities* and behavior are eminently explicable, even if not forgivable. (* Yes, dys-, as opposed to dis-; look it up.)]

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#49883 - 09/03/18 09:06 AM Re: Weird Parenting Trends [Re: grelber]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Shucks, when I read the sub-heading "Letting Babies Cry So They Wouldn't Become Socialists" my first thought was that crying produced some sort of chemical/political change in the brain. Wow! What an amazing concept. Could the type and duration of crying prevent one from becoming a Communist, Democrat, Republican, Fascist, etc.? Maybe they were on to something.

But no, it merely meant that by letting a baby cry when s/he wanted something and not giving it to them conditioned them not to expect everything be provided to them on demand, a la socialism (?!). Hmm. Maybe instead it would make them despots as adults—demand and take whatever they want, whenever they want. crazy
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#49884 - 09/03/18 09:46 AM Re: Weird Parenting Trends [Re: Ira L]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Most parents are too young to responsibly raise a child, but the biological clock dictates that, by the time you're mature enough to be a parent, you can't have kids. Or, as some say, your parents ruin the first half of your life and your children ruin the second half.
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#49885 - 09/03/18 10:18 AM Re: Weird Parenting Trends [Re: grelber]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I remember being told that my father's mother potty trained her children with a teacup, which always seemed strange to me, and I'm now guessing that she potty trained them as newborns.
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#49888 - 09/03/18 03:16 PM Re: Weird Parenting Trends [Re: artie505]
ryck Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: artie505
I remember being told that my father's mother potty trained her children with a teacup, which always seemed strange to me, and I'm now guessing that she potty trained them as newborns.

Or....she was just working on their ability to aim, thus preventing a lot of extra bathroom cleaning later.


Edited by ryck (09/03/18 03:17 PM)
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#49889 - 09/04/18 03:05 AM Re: Weird Parenting Trends [Re: ryck]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
The main point is that guests should not drink from that teacup. tongue
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#49890 - 09/04/18 03:43 AM Re: Weird Parenting Trends [Re: jchuzi]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
The main point is that guests should not drink from that teacup. tongue

Why not? Unless there's a urinary tract infection, urine is sterile. That's why people can drink it to survive when necessary. Recycling at its very best. Even the astronauts do it.
If you're worried, run the teacup through the dishwasher or otherwise 'disinfect' it.

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#49893 - 09/04/18 09:45 AM Re: Weird Parenting Trends [Re: grelber]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Urine may be sterile, but poop is not.
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#49901 - 09/05/18 07:45 AM Re: Weird Parenting Trends [Re: grelber]
Urquhart Offline


Registered: 08/10/17
Loc: Netherlands
Originally Posted By: grelber
Urine is sterile.
It is not. That is a myth from 1950s shoddy research, that somehow keeps being repeated.
Originally Posted By: grelber
That's why people can drink it to survive when necessary.
But you shouldn’t do it even then. Your body uses it to get rid of salt and toxins, worsening the situation often, if you are dehydrated and have a weakened immune system.
Originally Posted By: grelber
Even the astronauts do it.
They filter/separate out the bad stuff, though. And they get the water from everywhere, including urine, but also shower water, sweat and breath vapor from the air (93% efficient).

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#49903 - 09/05/18 12:42 PM Re: Weird Parenting Trends [Re: Urquhart]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Originally Posted By: Urquhart
Originally Posted By: grelber
Urine is sterile.
It is not. That is a myth from 1950s shoddy research, that somehow keeps being repeated.
Originally Posted By: grelber
That's why people can drink it to survive when necessary.
But you shouldn’t do it even then. Your body uses it to get rid of salt and toxins, worsening the situation often, if you are dehydrated and have a weakened immune system.

I stand (somewhat) corrected. There are indeed low levels of bacteria in most healthy people's urine, but not enough to be problematic if it's drunk.
I would rather drink urine than tap water from many places (eg, Detroit) or untreated water from many mountain streams (warning: giardia).
But to each his own.

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