Wonder Years (4 of 4) v3 forum

michelle says's picture
michelle says says:

i think that it is very unfair how children living in poverty dont have the same options as other kids

posted on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 10:06am
Matthew's picture
Matthew says:

No realistic enough,since society is so stuck in what we are in, it would take a majority if not everyone to make these changes happen, we do live in a capatilistic society.

posted on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 8:50pm
maggie 's picture
maggie says:

i think it's important to give kids alot of support when they are young.

posted on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:05pm
Jack Buxell's picture
Jack Buxell says:

Each child is the resposibility of his or her parents, not someone else or the community. Preprimary education-International Montessori- is an excellent educational technology for building a rational epistomology in children. The last entity that should be involved with any childs development is the State!

posted on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 2:32pm
Lisa_L's picture
Lisa_L says:

And this is a perfect example of dogmatic thinking that has no place in the reality that many people face. In cases of generational poverty, addiction, and severe mental health issues, for example, parents do not have the same ability and priviledge that people like you and I have. As a community, we must care for each other and especially for those who cannot care for themselves.

posted on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:23am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Adults who lack to financial and social support to raise children can choose not to have children or place their children for adoption.

posted on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 1:21pm
The Ginger Drummer's picture
The Ginger Drummer says:

In the end it is difficult to pinpoint a direct field of interest in which to direct funds for early childhood development. Whether these funds would contribute much to that development remains to be seen, but in the end the main responsibilty lies with the parents... mmm-hmmmm...

posted on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 11:21am
beatiz holmes's picture
beatiz holmes says:

As a parent we all want is best for the little ones, it takes a village to raise children. We need to use all of our resources.

posted on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:18am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The first idea....children with parents..... is where it's at! Programs take children away from parents who are the primary nurturers!

posted on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:48pm
Patrick12's picture
Patrick12 says:

or you live to only think what your parents thought and do whatever they say and move back in with them after college GREAT IDEA (not)
P.S. you don't need to have more than three periods to...have a long pause

posted on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:12pm
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oojjojojojo says:

I think that some of its ok but think of the big pic im 12 and i know some of this is taking things a lil far.
yes childern are important and im one too so u cant just say its the parents.YES some need help and thats where child care is important cuz they know they need a lil help w/h there child or [s] and this is why u cant just go where there childern dontneed help just thanks bb

posted on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 5:34pm
Meghan's picture
Meghan says:

children are our future so yes I do think that childcare is crucial to a postive society

posted on Sat, 11/16/2013 - 2:40pm
Buzz Lightyear's picture
Buzz Lightyear says:

Parental and familial bonds are highly important to a child's development. Unfortunately not all parents are able to give their children the proper care which is why a balanced approach must be taken.

posted on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 4:56pm
zeus's picture
zeus says:

Kids need to spend their early years with their parents in a hands on environment. Also, teens and young adults need to be taught how to responsibly raise children. All of the options had their value, but each stage needs different supports, and early childhood needs parents and a home.

posted on Fri, 12/27/2013 - 8:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

not only do we need to teach them at a young age, we also need to show them how to respect and to discaplin them without having the fear of going to jail or loosing them to a foster home.

posted on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 2:16pm
hh's picture
hh says:

It's clear that kids and families at the proverbial "bottom" need support from somewhere outside their immediate family. In addition, think about what kids on the other end of the spectrum need to grow into healthy world citizens.

posted on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 6:45pm
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Brownhairedlady :3 says:

Child care is greatly important to our society because some children don't get enough care and are abused at a great amount, which I bet all of the USA wishes to stop child abuse! #Lovelykids

posted on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 7:49pm

From your questions I have gained that you favor community support over federal funding. Very libertarian, I like it. I suggest to further this research you should look at homeschooling communities and delve deeper into religious communties.

posted on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:35pm
kitty cat's picture
kitty cat says:

I hate child abuse and I think people should stop abusing

posted on Sat, 02/15/2014 - 12:11pm
best in the world 's picture
best in the world says:

people should stop abusing

posted on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 3:30pm
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helpfulthekid says:

i agree kids need to spend more of there time actively, studies show that kids spend at least 2 hrs. on computors. some time on electronics is o.k. but if they are on it to much it may damage their learning abilties and cause them to not see the amazing wonders of the world. go kids!!!!

posted on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 2:33pm
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s-teacher says:

When I am beween jobs,, I substitute teach in the schools. I can tell within 5 minuts or so what the day will be like - it is the attitude of the students. And it is the parents, from day 1 on, who shape the attitutude of the child.

posted on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 2:21pm
Crystal's picture
Crystal says:

I think that relying on only parents to provide the care of their youngest children is a wonderful idea, but not for those who have a strong learning disability themselves. This leaves the child at the mercy of an extended family that may or may not step in as is needed. I think having the community and government step in to support the early education of these children is essential.

posted on Sun, 03/02/2014 - 4:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

parents are the first and best influence especially in the first five years.

posted on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 3:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think that an option of "no effect" should be added. I disagreed with the last one.

posted on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 4:35pm
KS's picture
KS says:

I think that kids should have excersize and be rewrded for it because excersizing is pretty hard work

posted on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:16pm
Octopus Lover's picture
Octopus Lover says:

Good but might be hard for children to understand. Parents should have enough time with their kids so they don't have to invest time in neighborhood agreements or a lot of child care. I don't agree with the neighborhood thing at all! It doesn't really matter to me. I think children are being raised just fine on their own. Kinda pointless, if You ask me.

posted on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:46pm
Octopus Lover's picture
Octopus Lover says:

It seems allright but kinda pointless although a child's living conditions are important.

posted on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

we want kids to learn

posted on Sat, 03/22/2014 - 3:59pm
Madison's picture
Madison says:

I agree that kids should get lots of education. It will help in the future. Luckly we have teachers and speicialists to help kids learn. So I guess I couldn't agree more with you! but kids should also learn about animals also. You know?

posted on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:39pm
Buman's picture
Buman says:

people are having to many babies lets adopt sharing is caring

posted on Sat, 03/29/2014 - 9:42am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think as far as ideas go these are great yet impractical. i mean who wants the government to tell us as parents how to raise our children.

posted on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:55am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

great ideas but where does the funding come from

posted on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 4:09pm
Education and Psychology major's picture
Education and Psychology major says:

From what I've learned in my child psychology classes, what young children need is a mixture of these three ideas. Only one does not work. For those who do not like the last option, child education is important especially at such a young age. As it stands all education is brought down because parents who decide not to or can't teach thier children before the age of five. If we have programs to aide this, our children will have the chance to learn at a faster or more thorough pace.

posted on Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:22pm
Peace's picture
Peace says:

How doyou prove that the child/infant care is good for the child? Goverments puts laws/rules into place. But should they really be the ones making this choice? They want people that will follow their rules not origanal thinkers or inovators.

posted on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:35pm
icanhelp's picture
icanhelp says:

all are good ideas BUT they all vary depending on who "WE" is. We as parents, they are all workable, we as government is bound to fail.

posted on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:15pm
Lillian-14's picture
Lillian-14 says:

I believe that children should learn to fend for themselves, but i also think that theyshould have quality time spent with thier parents/guardians. People today spend lots of time working, and not spending time with thier kids. I fee l that we should have more job opportunities instead of paying people to spend time with thier kids. We should come together as a community and try to work these problems out by ourselves. This country was founded on people working hard to create a better life for thier families, and a better life for thier community. I have always believed, and I always will believe, that we have to work for what we want. This program is basically giving people things, and I dont agree with it.

posted on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:12pm
chana's picture
chana says:

i think its very important to listen to achilds idea so they know you listen to them

posted on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 2:22pm
Vicki Hoffman's picture
Vicki Hoffman says:

While the cost of excellent childcare is high, it is a worthwhile expense that contributes to productive lives and saves money for rehabilitation, jails and prisons. Everyone deserves the opportunity to develop to their full potential whether their family is financially successful or not.

posted on Sat, 06/21/2014 - 3:36pm
Madeleine's picture
Madeleine says:

As someone studying early childhood education and elementary education in college, this entire exhibit is fascinating to me! I am overjoyed to find a place visited by so many where people are sharing their opinions about children. I believe that children are crucially impacted from the moment they are born and even before. This is part of the reason why is is important to pay attention and care about how children are cared for in their earliest years. I believe the key piece is relationships and in that sense children can be very successfully raised in a variety of settings, including all the ones mentioned in this poll. But usually, I think that a combination of all options provides children the best opportunity for success. Children need responsive, loving caregivers and that may be a parent or another adult. In the end, I do not think it matters so much whether we decide that all children should be cared for by family, community, or society. We simply must ensure that children are loved from the very beginning, in whatever manner they need due to their surroundings. I urge everyone to take early childhood seriously- without a doubt it impacts every childs future. Thank you to the Science Museum for shedding light on this issue and giving us the chance to share our thoughts!

posted on Sat, 06/28/2014 - 7:53pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

They do not give you very good options in general, and they do not have brilliant sources. What they need to do to get really good answers is, instead of asking the uninformed public, who will be deciding based on their own experince instead of information, they need to test it themselves. They should get children who grew up with all of these methods, and other methods, and see how they do in life. The people who do the best will be the people who had the best upbringing.

posted on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:10pm
fedora's picture
fedora says:

it is good to provide equal oppurtunities to those of all social statuses, but the system proposed does not really allow for improvments to be made in the future. it only allows investment in things that have worked in the currently flawed system, not things that will make the system better after we fix its current problems. it doesnt allow new ideas to be used after changes are imposed.

posted on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:10pm
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policy debater in highschool says:

so the last option is idealy the best one. the problem is, that it sort of assumes we have all the resources to effectively carry it out. we dont. it would cost money and be difficult to enforce. the first option is not very good, it would be almost impossible to enforce personal level changes and merely giving families more money is not very fair to working class individuals lacking a family. the middle option, while not the most effective at solving, is still a close second and is at least possible to encourage and develoup on

posted on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:17pm
FAT potato man's picture
FAT potato man says:

so the last option is idealy the best one. the problem is, that it sort of assumes we have all the resources to effectively carry it out. we dont. it would cost money and be difficult to enforce. the first option is not very good, it would be almost impossible to enforce personal level changes and merely giving families more money is not very fair to working class individuals lacking a family. the middle option, while not the most effective at solving, is still a close second and is at least possible to encourage and develoup on

posted on Sat, 08/16/2014 - 3:18pm
NE Kat 's picture
NE Kat says:

The families sound as if they want to be helped. What about that percentage families that are too far gone? What do you plan doing with their children?Are there enough foster/adopt families out there? Is your congressman looking into helping the children aging out teens? Yes, many questions to think about. I work with some of these kids in my state it is something I think about and write my congressmen about. You can help these forgotten children don't let them fall through the cracks. Soap box ended

posted on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:40pm
Frank's picture
Frank says:

Child researchers throughout the world agree that parents and early intervention, in a loving and nurturing environment, are essential to the positive development of every child. This can not happen in a vacuum, and communities that support parent training programs will demonstrate the best results.

posted on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:07pm
Ton Vang's picture
Ton Vang says:

I feel like some of the things are good, but some of the proposed philosophies are somewhat not always true based upon opinions, not facts

posted on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:10pm
Pippy's picture
Pippy says:

People should better prepare for significant choices they make. If anything there should be resources for young teenagers to get birth control or if they have shown they make really bad decisions they shouldnt be able to reproduce. Stop the cycle!

posted on Sat, 11/29/2014 - 6:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I agree. Stopping unplanned/unwnted pregnancy is key.

posted on Sat, 12/27/2014 - 1:40pm
Ann's picture
Ann says:

Europe has understood and walks the talk of greater support for young children and families from pregnncy,to birth, early care and through to free college. It seems that they use research to inform their practices and policies - and their priorities in public spending from health care to education.

posted on Sat, 12/20/2014 - 5:36pm

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