Wonder Years (4 of 4) v3 forum

Philip R's picture
Philip R says:

Part 1 got it right. Nothing in public society can substitute for transformative power of the family and wise parenting. Parts 2 and 3 address the need for community aid for dysfunctional families. The danger is that a government bureacracy is created to add to our already bloated and ineffective welfare state. "Public aid" should be in the form of aid to use in connection with private counseling or educational institutions.

posted on Sat, 12/27/2014 - 2:10pm
Beatriz  Kelly's picture
Beatriz Kelly says:

i think that a baby slash kid should get a good education because kids are treated poorly in countries.

posted on Sat, 12/27/2014 - 2:26pm
papa bob's picture
papa bob says:

keep the government out of our childrens up bringing and let the parents be responsible or their own kids and the police and courts for the parents with no brains.

posted on Mon, 12/29/2014 - 2:03pm
Jane's picture
Jane says:

I think that we need a combination of all options in order to help children succeed.

posted on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 3:49pm
Cassie Carter's picture
Cassie Carter says:

too difficult to suggest whether the outcome would really benefit. If parents don't have any support system, it doesn't make them bad parents but it does leave them with severly limited resources.

posted on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 2:26pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Big Government needs to stay out of this. I agree that there needs to be more education for parents and the importence of early childhood ed. however, We need to stop and listen to our early childhood educators about this and help them help our families. Chidren are NOT all the same, thus having differant needs. you can not mandate these early childhood educators to have the same statewide curriculum that they are required to use because All children are differant. they need to be able to have the freedom to taylor their program to the students that they have that year because every year is differant. you also need to include ALL early childhood educators around the state weather they are home based or center based headstart or montisouri. You CANNOT just use Headstart because this information is bias and mainly caters to one socio-economic status. BIG GOVERNMENT STAY OUT! Listen to the educaters that live it everyday!!!! this is NOT a quick solution that can be solved by you who are not in this field everyday and think you know better.

posted on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:12pm
anonymous's picture
anonymous says:

I think getting pushed is a good ting, its good for the parents and the kids!

posted on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:35pm
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molly and katie says:

parents need to be good parent but they do not need to be with thier kids every second and giving up importaint things for them.

posted on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:22pm
Larissa's picture
Larissa says:

I thnk the questions were all important things that I had never thought about. Probably because I'm 10.

posted on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:17pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The questions that they asked were some what, or very biast. I'm everyone has a different point of view. So many of the answers would have been different, at least in my case.

posted on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:43pm
Tera Schmitt's picture
Tera Schmitt says:

I agree about certain topics but I don't think children and young children at that should have to be at daycare/preschool all day long...some children are just not ready for the expectations. Just saying

posted on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 2:22pm
Minnetonka Mom's picture
Minnetonka Mom says:

Fun survey as a way of driving public awareness for an important public service topic. Taken at the MN Science Musuem probably impacts results due to selection bias. Very much support Gov. position of improving early childhood education. But need to fully fund the pupil unit at 1 or above to cover costs.

posted on Fri, 04/03/2015 - 11:58am
Doug's picture
Doug says:

The questions are definately leading. I think parents need to play a major role in education through high school. Unfortunately, many parents are too selfish with their time to be a real parent to the children they have created.

posted on Sat, 05/02/2015 - 1:40pm
joe 1's picture
joe 1 says:

I could do much more for our own children but over half o what I make gets taken away in taxes of various kinds.

posted on Sun, 07/12/2015 - 2:34pm
NickV's picture
NickV says:

You do want your child to be able to take the bus to school, right? Taxes pay for services that one parent cannot provide. Furthermore, is everything you can "do" for your child contingent on the size of your wallet? I'm not a fan of high taxes, either, but the thought that more money is all one needs in order to care for their children is ludicrous.

posted on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:23am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The questions are thought provoking, but skewed. Can be used to educated and start important conversations about childhood development and family responsibility.

posted on Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:48pm
Bethany Torstenson's picture
Bethany Torstenson says:

Children need to learn to do things themselves, because otherwise they will never learn, and will need to rely on their parents, which is not always a good thing.

posted on Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:47am
susan's picture
susan says:

children should be raised by their moms and dads. People with nannies and daycare are lazy. Children don't need parents with a lot of money who can provide violin lessons. They need the love of their parents.

posted on Sat, 08/08/2015 - 5:53pm
glenda tejada's picture
glenda tejada says:

great ideas now we just need will power and resoures.

posted on Sat, 08/22/2015 - 12:40pm
NickV's picture
NickV says:

Lots of libertarian responses here, it seems. So many have trouble divorcing the concept of community from that of control. As soon as the former is uttered, the latter is assumed.

The questions posed in this survey are not mutually exclusive, hence the the relative response options (not to mention this discussion forum). To say that they are "leading" is inaccurate. And it's curious to me that this argument is often followed up with a value judgement aimed at individual parents.

Children have needed community since humans became human. The question is not whether, but rather the exent to which parents need support networks. Support comes in multiple forms, and yes, part of that support includes good government policy, and financial support where it is needed.

I would say more, but my son is currently running amok. But quickly, I'm glad I had the resources to bring him here today. And believe me, it took a lot of them for that to happen. WIC and Minnesota Carre helped us feed him and keep him healthy when he was little (we now make enough to support him), my mother has been a wonderful grandma to him, our day care attendant is on the food program, which allows her to make daycare affordable for us, and so on and so on. It takes a village (and sometimes a state).

posted on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:47am

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