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Old 10-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #22
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Re: Parenting style: Raising a person

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Originally Posted by mibarra View Post
Well, some people would disagree about the hearing vs. not, because they don't see being deaf as a disability or a problem that needs to be fixed, and consider being a part of the Deaf community the only viable option if you truly respect your child. As for religion, others would argue that they are educating their child on their faith, not brainwashing them. It could just as easily be argued that nonreligious parents are brainwashing their children to also be nonreligious.

I also think we have to be careful in assuming that everyone parenting "mainstream" is just going along with it. Plenty of people have done extensive research on vaccines and chose to vaccinate, for example. I think in some things too we have to consider the possibility that everyone is doing something because it works.
this completely.

especially the bolded

there are a lot of things that very educated people on this board indicate that they do, but I disagree with for what I believe are very good reasons.

we won't all come to the same conclusions. I'm a scientist by degree, but I know that people always have a bias. Even if that bias is to simply find a way to reject an idea that they think is too mainstream.
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