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Do YOU consider children being forced to assume parenting duties to be abusive?


Childhood should be a time unencumbered with adult responsibilities.Childhood is a time to fully explore one's environment and to be spontaneous.It is also a time to be as free from responsibilities as possible. In other words, children should be children. There is PLENTY of time to be an adult. However, there are uneducated and unenlightened people who refuse to realize this.Children who are forced into adult roles too soon, resent their parents and oftentimes avoid responsibility in adulthood. As adults, they recapture their childhoods.

 

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Concur, should be against the law. Also, birth control should be mandatory with 4 children the most parents could have.You're right, large/very large families are ABUSIVE/HELLISH to oldest children. They are parentified children.Wrote 2 hubs on this

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Definitely, many people just should not be parents. Parenting is a task only for the most mature and committed. Also, that is what family planning is important.Children in small families are afforded normative childhoods where they CAN explore.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Many mothers of large families are indeed selfish, they incessantly breed and have children w/o thinking of the ramifications on the oldest children. Oldest children of such families are parentified children who are screwed out of childhoods.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Totally agree with you. Children should be CHILDREN. Parents who push their children into adult responsibilities are abusive.Children learn to hate those parents for robbing them of their formative childhood e.g. the Duggars w/their oldest children.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Thank you for your response. I find oldest children of large/very large families actually FORCED to RAISE younger siblings. Many hate/resent their parents. They have NO childhood to imagine of. They are virtually slaves of their parents.Overused.