Feb 23rd 2010 3:21PM @Cyanea
The Royal We is the first person, not the third!
Feb 23rd 2010 7:14AM Someone who cheats is called a cheat. Not a cheater!
Jan 29th 2010 6:59PM I concur, Robin Torres. However the line between parental attention and parental suffocation are separated by a fine line. You have reason to correctly state that a lot of gang issues arise from negligent parenting. However to state that a child cannot develop without a lot of parental attention is not at all true. I (being 15) have very little to do with my parents, however I am fully capable of reading/writing in a coherent manner, in the languages I speak; I attain good grades in school. I am able to plan my time, a skill I did not learn from my parents.
I agree with you entirely that negligent parenting can cause poor development, but that does not mean that over parenting causes only good results. My only concern is that, whilst parents mean well in their involvement with their children, your making a "cookie-cutter" how to guide does not fit everyone.
You assumed first of all that the child in question would allow his parent to involve himself in his life, I for one would not.
I believe that your advice is genuinely good advice for a child between the ages of 10-12/13, but after that, children are more likely to be rebellious and resentful of their parents.
Maybe it's just a culture difference. But I am sure Europeans will agree with me that children need room to mature, such maturity that could be stunted by an over intrusive parent.
On a lighter note, your article is very interesting, thanks! =)
Jan 29th 2010 6:01PM If my parent were to try and do that, I would simply reroll to a French or German language server (depending on the parent) and voilà. I doubt they'd last long when instructions were given out in non google-translateäble French/German.
Seriously, do American parents act that way? I am honestly of the stern opinion that one would isolate one's own children. You should note that you have to give us (that is to say, teenagers) a certain independence. We are not idiots (granted, a minority are).
From a European's perspective, American parents involve themselves far too much in the lives of their children. Granted, I don't wish to generalise; but you might note the correlation between a seemingly intrusive parental culture and the social problems you are currently encountering.
If your child desires to play with you, so be it. If not, keep a distance. You may argue, that your son/daughter is accessing inappropriate material by your not being present, i.e. pornography. I (and most Europeans) would argue that it is an essential part of growing up. In most of Europe, "soft" pornography is available for anyone from the age of 14/15/16. Some countries don't even have laws on the matter!
Sep 2nd 2009 6:59AM Just to clarify, they don't speak French in Canada, they speak Canadian french, or what in french we call québecois. Just picture a french child with a speaking disorder, speaking english, and eating at the same time, and voilà you see what it's like for people who speak proper french to understand them.
May 18th 2009 3:07PM EU: European Union.
Russia is in Europe, but not in the EU.
Feb 12th 2009 4:16PM I never said that I thought it was fair that italy and portugal cannot take part. I just corrected the use of the EU. However it's your government's rules that denny you access, Blizz can't denny you access due to your country.
Feb 12th 2009 3:42PM You know that saying the 'EU' is wrong. Since not only people living our Union play on the European servers. Swiss and Norwegians, for exmaple. Citation here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union. EU=European Union, EUR= Europe.
Nov 12th 2008 9:03AM That's such a pretty mount that I'm compelled to post.