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Do parents own their children?


This question can be interpreted in different ways; I'm open to reading what this means to everyone in their own personal responses. I've thought about this myself for years, first as an adolescent and now as a young adult. I've pondered it in different contexts and from different angles and now I'm curious to hear what you think. Thank you.

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Alternative Prime says

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Joel Diffendarfer says

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Laura Schneider says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I think some spouses feel ownership over the other in a similar, equally dysfunctional way... Excellent answer, Lisa HW.

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Haha! My parents were ALWAYS right. How annoying.

    Great comment, smcopywrite.

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Ally LetsLive says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    What beautiful thoughts! I've read them several times now. Thank you!

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I like your concept of being "responsible for" rather than "owning" your children. A very important distinction.

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Oooh, I love what you said, "If you have your own thoughts...you are only owned by yourself."

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I generally agree, but what if that adult, independent child later becomes disabled? What then are the responsibilities, if any, of the parent to the child?

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I love what you wrote, "I think that begins with a relationship that is based on mutual respect and love". I totally agree. I also think that some people mistakenly feel they should totally control their children and form them to their own image.

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Shahid Bukhari says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Fascinating perspective, Shahid Bukhari! Thanks for sharing it. I think the same applies to Christian children, and probably other faiths, too. I love your words about the parent and child co-owning each other meaning "belonging together".

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