Parenting and caring for children is not easy. It is so delicate that harmful things might devastate maybe a whole life of a child. A Reddit user asked ‘What harmful things are being taught to children?’ and people gave many responses. Here are 30 of the responses.
Little girls get told all the time that boys are bullying them because they like them.
Boys don’t cry.
Let the damn boys cry
Making children hug or kiss someone (usually a relative) that they are uncomfortable with is not good. The child may just be grumpy and or not wanting to show affection or their warning bell sensors could be going off and they do not know how to communicate that. Plus forcing them to hug/kiss sends mixed messages about personal/physical boundaries and affection itself
What to think instead of how to think
That they shouldn’t question an adult
That failure is bad. Failing should not be considered as an obstacle but a step in the learning process. Demonizing the failure and stigma associated with it makes many children lose their interest once they fail.
Nobody cares about children’s/teens issues. “Well it’s only going to get worse from here”. “You think school is hard? Have you ever paid a f**king bill” “You’re just a kid you can’t feel this way”.
It breeds an emotional disconnect from parents and their kids. And makes kids feel alone in their emotional struggles, that nobody cares because they’re not adults and they don’t have “Adult Problems”.
That you can be anything you want in life.
Sorry but this just isn’t correct. Poor Eddie who can’t grasp basic division isn’t going to be an astronaut
It seems like forcing kids to eat everything off their plate is pretty harmful, it doesn’t matter if they’re full, they have to clean off their plate and they can’t leave the table until they do
“No “tattle tails” or “snitching”
How many kids are abused or bullied and won’t come forward because of this?”