(Closed) How being over-protective can physically hurt your kid

posted 8 years ago in Parenting
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m only weighing in on the milk part..because personally I think drinking another species milk is unnatural and weird and don’t want to be judged for not giving my kid milk.  Numerous studies have shown that western civilizations with the highest rates of milk drinking also have higher rates of osteporosis in older age.   Milk is also strongly associated with numerous childhood allergies.

My kids won’t be drinking milk.  We’ll be having smoothies with lots of leafy greens and getting calcium the same way cows do.

Just saying…don’t judge someone on the milk thing!  There are many reasons people would choose to avoid it!

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@abbyful:  Me too. Many people don’t understand the benefits of play.

 

*cough* And I hoped inserting this might relieve some of the tension on this! *cough*

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

OP while I agree with the premis of your post, that children should be given healthy food and allowed to play, I don’t realy see the point. On the bee there are so many posts about how mom’s get judged constantly and how hard it is. Then we have a post here just to judge a mom. I’ts not your kid, so don’t worry about it and frankly the rest of the bee doesn’t need to know about it. 

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper

My stepson is 37 and he was a kid who had no physical coordination, had no interest in riding a bike,learning to skate, play baseball…or anything else that required him to be active. He was happy sitting with his video games and in front of his computer, and his Mother saw nothing wrong with it, so never encouraged him to participate in anything that made him move. This couch potato business has been going on for a long time now, but what do you DO with a kid who refuses to get going? You can encourage and suggest all you want, but some of them will sit inside and read books or play board games no matter what you try. You never knew anyone like that?

Of course all kids need to play, but the being over-protective part and broken bones has nothing to do with anything except supposition on your part. You can break your ankle stepping off a curb the wrong way.

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

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@mrsmjm:  

western civilization also has the highest consumption of acidic products like pop which weaken bone density. We are also more likely to be overweight, which means mores weight on our bones and likely a less nutrient-dense diet. Don’t blame the milk. And we played hard as kids too, but some kids are just more accident prone. We never got hurt jumping from swings, but I had a friend break her elbow in two places.

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t think how they are raising their son is any of your busines.  Like PP have said, you don’t know if he had a disease and that’s why he’s prevented from doing things and/or has broken bones.  I had 5 broken bones by the time I was 6.  Unless they are doing something completely unacceptable, then you should mind your own business.  They have their reasons…

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@mwitter80:  This x 1000

Post # 43
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have to agree with the PP this really isn’t your concern. This child is not your child even though you say you are not “judging” are you indeed juding this family by just posting about his family. 

It is very had to be a parent when people are constantly judging how they raise a child. 

Post # 45
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@abbyful:  Because it’s easy enough to start a topic about an epidemic of inactive/obese/whatever kids without citing multiple examples of a family you only know from a blog and a party. That’s why people are taking this as you unfairly judging parents you barely know.

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