There's Only So Much Wisdom I Can Impart In Between Their Fart Jokes!
October 22, 2013 9:36 AM Subscribe
I'd like to convey as much wisdom/advice as possible to my kids before they become feral teenagers drenched in Axe and scorn. Please share the best lists/essays/articles you've ever seen on the theme of "Teaching Your Kids About ______".
posted by julthumbscrew to human relations (14 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
Over the past few months, I've encountered a whole slew of articles, all of which are variations on the same theme: For the Love of God, Be Sure to Discuss This Important Topic With Your Young 'Uns ("don't play The Choking Game!", "step in and stop bullying, don't just retreat into your damned iPod!", "make sure your boyfriend/girlfriend consents to any intimate activities!"). I've also realized that I have discussed NONE of these with my own personal children.
Obviously, the importance of many of these topics is up for debate... but I still feel as though there are lots of actual-factual Important Topics that I have neglected to bring up. Left to their own devices, the kids would only ever discuss their own obsessions, so it's on me to bring this stuff up.
Lay it on me, HiveMind: please share what you consider to be the best, most-crucial-to-discuss articles/essays/blog posts/etc. for parents of young kids. The topic doesn't matter (studying, safety, growing up, health, the facts of life, whatevs)... it just has to make a compelling case for WHY its message is an important one to convey to one's kids.