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post #1761 of 1903
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Originally Posted by fromscatteredtribe
why IN THE WORLD do they buy all THOSE processed foods that cost MORE money and are HORRIBLE for you. their pantry is full of cans; their freezers pot pies; they buy EVERY frozen burrito that aldi has.
I wonder how much $$ they got for product placement
post #1762 of 1903

Personal Challenge Accomplished

This is by far the longest old thread I ever read!!!!!!!!

I've got nothing to say...

BUT I was so proud of myself for reading all 89 PAGES that there was no way I could close it and walk away without posting. I think it's taken me nearly 2 weeks.

post #1763 of 1903
It took me a long time to read at first too!

Anybody know if she's pregnant again??
post #1764 of 1903
I post with a woman on another board who has 17 children... two of which were born 3 months premature, and while her babies are in the NICU she is TTC again. Seems strange...
post #1765 of 1903
Now that just ain't right!:
post #1766 of 1903
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post #1767 of 1903
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Originally Posted by Amylcd View Post
I post with a woman on another board who has 17 children... two of which were born 3 months premature, and while her babies are in the NICU she is TTC again. Seems strange...
That would be way too much emotionally for me to handle.
post #1768 of 1903
Yikes! The 16 children thread is back again!
post #1769 of 1903
I love the 16 children thread!

Too bad I only have 3... so far.
post #1770 of 1903
I saw a commercial yesterday that it is coming on TLC again. I think it's the Raising 16 Children one.
post #1771 of 1903
if someone wants to have 16, 20, 80 children fine by me as long as they're taken care of. i'm less concerned about the number as i am the quality of parenting. what upsets me about this family is their blanket training, Ferber lifestyle.
post #1772 of 1903

Blah blah blah....

I read most of this thread... and wow... there were so many thing to which I wanted to reply, but I had to read to see if it was mentioned later... I want my life back! D*%$ you for making this funny, inflamatory thread!!!!!!

Okay- point by point:

*The kids seem healthy and clean, and I believe they will all become fairly well adjusted people. lets face it- we will all screw up our kids in some way... if not with sposies or ffing, then with something else....

*I don't think we should be so crappy towards them on this board. Just like we expect not to be ridiculed for not circing, for bfing five yr olds, for our religion, for who we like to have sex with, for our sex or our gender... they should be able to expect the same respect.

*Perhaps some of their methods are not our style, but you have to marvel at a family that runs so smoothly!

*The older kids don't raise the younger ones. They help them dress in the morning and before bed, and they help with hsing- and we all know, one of the best ways to learn is to teach another. That is mutually benfitial and fabulous!

Okay... I couldn't refrain from sharing my pov after spending so much time catching up...

~Valarie~

p.s.- DH and I have 19 names picked out... we don't know how many will go to bio kids or adopted kids... but we're open to having as many as come
post #1773 of 1903
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
if someone wants to have 16, 20, 80 children fine by me as long as they're taken care of. i'm less concerned about the number as i am the quality of parenting. what upsets me about this family is their blanket training, Ferber lifestyle.
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I agree! Whatever else they do, blanket training is abusive!
post #1774 of 1903

blanket training

What is blanket training?

Forgive my newbie ignorance

~Valarie~
post #1775 of 1903
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Originally Posted by ValarieR View Post
What is blanket training?

Forgive my newbie ignorance

~Valarie~
Blanket training
Place baby on blanket, tell baby to stay on said blanket, when baby moves off blanket like a normal child, spank, and place back on blanket again, repeat until baby is scared to move off blanket because it does not want to be hit.

Some people say they do it without spanking BUT Ezzo who's book teaches it uses spanking as their method to keep the baby on the blanket
post #1776 of 1903
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Originally Posted by ValarieR View Post
I read most of this thread... and wow... there were so many thing to which I wanted to reply, but I had to read to see if it was mentioned later... I want my life back! D*%$ you for making this funny, inflamatory thread!!!!!!

Okay- point by point:

*The kids seem healthy and clean, and I believe they will all become fairly well adjusted people. lets face it- we will all screw up our kids in some way... if not with sposies or ffing, then with something else....

*I don't think we should be so crappy towards them on this board. Just like we expect not to be ridiculed for not circing, for bfing five yr olds, for our religion, for who we like to have sex with, for our sex or our gender... they should be able to expect the same respect.

*Perhaps some of their methods are not our style, but you have to marvel at a family that runs so smoothly!

*The older kids don't raise the younger ones. They help them dress in the morning and before bed, and they help with hsing- and we all know, one of the best ways to learn is to teach another. That is mutually benfitial and fabulous!

Okay... I couldn't refrain from sharing my pov after spending so much time catching up...

~Valarie~

p.s.- DH and I have 19 names picked out... we don't know how many will go to bio kids or adopted kids... but we're open to having as many as come

First Welcome to MDC.

Now on the bold, if you are bathing, feeding, educating, playing and then putting a child to bed every single day, that's parenting a child, just because they are healthy and clean does not mean that their family meets all their needs, mental needs are just as important, treating each child as an individual is key to AP, and I can't see how that is done within their family, they have no choice in what colour they are going to wear, can any of these kids truly express themselves?

As a mother I expect my older child to help out, BUT never at the level that they expect from their kids, that's excessive in my books.
Infact even when I spent summers with my cousin who has a large family, none of the older kids had anything near the level of expectations of the Duggar's older kids.

Lastly if I throw myself for financial gain on tv, more than once, esp if I am running as a one issue politician, I expect that not everyone will be kind towards me and mine, however until I go sell myself to Discovery channel, I am free from public ridicule, but one of these days when they decide to do a show on the path thru secondary infertility and the liberal, I'm sure I'll except the world view the same way the Duggars think of mine, laughing all the way to the bank.
post #1777 of 1903
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Originally Posted by Kajira
Lastly if I throw myself for financial gain on tv, more than once, esp if I am running as a one issue politician, I expect that not everyone will be kind towards me and mine, however until I go sell myself to Discovery channel, I am free from public ridicule, but one of these days when they decide to do a show on the path thru secondary infertility and the liberal, I'm sure I'll except the world view the same way the Duggars think of mine, laughing all the way to the bank.
Exactly!
post #1778 of 1903

I'm confused :)

I still don't understand why older kids taking on some responcibility for younger kids is bad- I'm not trying to irritate, I just don't get it!

When I was little there were only two kids in the house- me and my sister, who is six years older. I can't remember a day when she didn't come help me get dressed in the morning, she made me lunch during the day, she always helped with homework, and she got me into my pj's at night. Also, I had bad excema as a kid, and she was the one who put lotion on my legs at night so it didn't hurt as I slept... You couldn't ask for two closer siblings than Liz and I! As we grew up, and I was more independent, the roles shifted a little- I found ways to help her out with things, but we've always taken responcibility for each other.

I wouldn't trade that for the world! If my mother had done all of that by herself, and my sister just sat around watching, or waiting for Mom to do everything for her, I don't think we would be as close.

Just my experience- hope it has opened some minds around here

~Valarie~
post #1779 of 1903
I think the defference is in WANTING to help a younger sibling and being told. here's your baby, I mean buddy while I go off with daddy to make a new bundle of squalling.
post #1780 of 1903
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Originally Posted by Pynki View Post
I think the defference is in WANTING to help a younger sibling and being told. here's your baby, I mean buddy while I go off with daddy to make a new bundle of squalling.
"That's right, so don't disturb us for at least five minutes! And hey, call the camera crews around, will ya?"

Also, there's a mile's difference between your mother needing help with one sibling, and your mother needing help with 15 siblings. Or whatever it is now. I agree, the time you spent with your sister sounds very nice.
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