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What kind of parenting is this? Good, poor, foolish, something else?


A friend told me an incident she recently experienced: one of her neighbors came over to borrow sanity napkins (for her 15-year old daughter) and flour, eggs and salmon for her family as they had already sent $300 to a church that feeds the children of illegal immigrants and $300 more to a foundation for people living in the Gaza Strip. My friend gave her the items but not before telling the neighbor that she should have thought of her own family before sending all their money off to charity. She says the neighbor went off angry. What do you think of the neighbor's parenting priorities?

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Best Answer Paula (fpherj48) says

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    omg, I did! I will go edit and spell correctly before Freud haunts me, lol! But I like your take on it; thank you for sharing!


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    bethperry 2 years ago

    dashingscorpio, I think you may be right there.

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Suzanne Day says

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Allyson Cardis says

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Express10, my first reaction is to think that way. But I'm a big softie at times and know my friend worries about the neighbor's kids. From what I hear the neighbor and her husband tend to spend a lot on popular causes.


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    Mike (Old Poolman) 2 years ago

    fpherj48 - I totally agree with your assessment. This sounds like a scam to support a drug, alcohol, or gambling problem. Very few living humans are stupid enough to give all their money to charity and not care for their family.


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    Robert the Bruce 2 years ago

    I'm not against giving to charity and I do it myself from time to time, but at this point that person is just showing herself to be irresponsible. Another spiritual laws talks about providing for your own house.


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