October 9, 2006

Live @ 5:30 Monday

Just in time to share your turkey dinner with you (who said 2 turkeys at the same table is a bad thing?), I'll be on the show today. Tune into CH11.

I'll be blogging more later - lots of good stuff, all day to get to it. In the meantime, re-read yesterday's blog link. And make everyone you know read it, and send it anyone you know in the U.S. Especially the Republicans.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lorraine,

Just saw you on CH and I find it sad that you are so quick to say that you don't want your children back once they leave the house. I'm sure they'd love to hear that! I think it is a cultural thing and I have to be honest, I think that your attitude is the reason for so many broken homes today. My parents always made me and my brothers feel as though we were at the center of their lives--and I feel the same today. That is why people have children isn't it? This attitude of 'getting rid of kids ASAP' has contributed to so much negative behaviour today. Trust me, I see it everyday! I am a teacher and I cannot believe how many 'lost' children there are. I contribute it to parents who put themselves before their kids.

Thanks for reading.

October 09, 2006 5:51 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Hi - actually, I watched the piece just now with my eldest. He was laughing.

I'm a satirist - I use exaggeration to make my point. I've often said the only fear I have left is something happening to my kids.

Having said that, I'm sick of parents who live through their kids - our job is to teach them well and help them gain independence. Anything other than that is setting them up for failure.

I think over-parenting will be seen as the epidemic of this generation - and the true strength of a child-parent relationship can never be measured by where they live.

For what it's worth, I fail to see the link between broken homes and kids set free - my parents never divorced, and we all left home at very different ages. I'm also not going to buy that domicile has anything to do with how much we love our children. I will never perceive my children's independence as a sign that I love them less, and more importantly, neither will they. Those bonds are created very early on. If you're a crappy parent, it's long before your kid becomes a teen.

As the woman on the show mentioned, you have to be careful about drawing generalizations across the board. I think parents have to examine their own motivations, that's all. As do the kids. Or should I say, the other adults.

October 09, 2006 6:11 PM  

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