To analytical thinkers, what are the SIX things that poor parents do to their ch

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (4 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image81
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    To analytical thinkers, what are the SIX things that poor parents do to their children that

    solidly middle, upper middle, & upper class parents would NEVER do to their children?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Default reliance on severe physical punishment to maintain control because they either have too many children to "talk it out", insufficient skills to handle discipline any other way or are too low in intelligence to have another approach.
    Splurge on themselves as an "I've earned it with how hard I work" and not have money for food or rent later. Money in the hand is seen like a gift from God and spent on that big gimmie purchase. No savings for emergencies to prevent car repairs or medical bills becoming a major emergency.
    You also get fights from the sheer stress of living on the edge, creating a more stressful environment. He spent the savings for moving to a different apartment to upgrade a vehicle, she spent the limited savings on some purchase they agreed before to postpone, or both had an emergency and spent the emergency fund and now both checks bounce with late fees.

    1. gmwilliams profile image81
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      GREAT response as usual.  Always love & respect your answers, Tamara, THANK you for responding.

  3. gmwilliams profile image81
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    (1) Have MORE children than they can afford emotionally, psychologically, & socioeconomically.  Studies show that poor people have more children than their solidly middle class, upper middle class, & upper class counterparts.  This translates into even more impoverished conditions for poor households w/children working afterschool, weekend, & summer jobs to get the things that other children normally have.  This also translates into older children have insufficient normative childhoods because they become parentified children to their younger siblings.  Many times, older children drop out of school, forfeiting their education & future opportunities because they MUST SUPPLEMENT meager familial income.

    (2) Willingly have children when they CAN'T afford them.  Poor people aren't concerned about the financial ramifications of having children.  They believe that it is enough or more than enough to provide children w/the bare rudiments & nothing more.  Poor people have children just to be having children.  Oftentimes, they have UNPLANNED & UNWANTED children which result in such children being "cared for" in the minimal fashion.  It also results in a high incidence of neglect & even abuse of such children.

    (3) Expect their children to put THEIR needs first.  Poor people expect their children to support them.  In poor households, children become adult-like early, assuming responsibilities because the parents can't, don't, &/or won't.  It is second nature for poor people to have their children make their financial lives easier.  Poor people aren't really concerned about their children's educational nor socioeconomic future.  In fact, they feel that they aren't obligated to provide for their children beyond the very basic rudiments. 

    (4) Using more draconian methods of discipline.  Poor people are more likely to use harsher forms of discipline, including corporal punishments.  Corporal punishments are de rigueur in poor households.  Poor people have a more brutish method of interfacing w/their children.  They contend that using more constructive methods of punishment make children weak & that the only form of punishments should be as.....HARSH possible.

    (5) Using harsh language to their children. Poor people live in harsh environments which is reflective in their parenting methodology.  Children are viewed as objects rather than as persons.  It isn't unusual for poor parents to degrade, curse, & be otherwise verbally abusive to their children.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)