@Simon Honestly, it's not. Just decide on values you want your kid to be raised by and be consistent. Also, for the love of God, teach your child the meaning of the word "no" and also use that word every now and then.
And I think you also need to feed them, take care of waste disposal and find a place for them to sleep.
honestly, I don't really think that is a new problem though, there are always parents who don't make raising their kid a priority. It's sad but true. And now, with our high level of inter-connectivity, it is easier than ever to ignore your kid
how so, it's more right than the flipside of it. All you are really doing in this world is doing work to hopefully make things better and leave your mark for as long as possible. Not much does that better than well raised children
now sure, I'd hope they can find more meaning in life than just that, but in terms of priorities and the most meaningful thing people will do, raising kids is pretty far up there in terms of the actual lasting impact they will leave
it isn't relying on others
it's what you do in developing them
it isn't relying on them to go and do something for you, they are the accomplishment in and of themselves
most work you can do will impact other people now, but in the long run, it's going to go away, but your kids are going to have kids that are going to have kids, that are going to have kids that don't remember anything you did
but they may be influenced by the foundations you setup
in a small way
@Simon ah, yeah, I get what you are saying there, and I think I agree
but I don't think that's at odds with people who see raising kids as the most important thing they are doing either
I would hope they can find other things to do additionally
that's part of why my wife is still going to be working. But we are also being careful to make sure that it doesn't negatively impact Declan
@Simon still probably a bit of an over-reaction, but they probably should be considering what they want to do other than just baby, because at the end of the day, once the kid is in school, they are going to have to find something to do in the day
and after the kids graduate, they will want to do something
so it is poor planning not to have some kind of plan
clearly you aren't familiar with home schooling in most areas. It does have some significant draw backs, but in almost all cases, home schooling is done through organizations that do regular group activities as well
heck, even in my case, I would have progressed much faster if I had been home schooled as my class mates were holding back the pace of my education through most of my schooling. I don't regret that I went to public school all the way through, but I can see where it was a disadvantage in some regards
(mostly because my school wasn't big on accelerating people until getting to high school)
the thing about home schooling is it is actually far more advanced than I think a lot of people realize, it isn't just mom and pop teaching "what I learned in my day". There is actually still course work and curriculum and testing and such. The only difference is who is presenting it
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@RоryMcCune We have coriander too. For us, coriander is the seeds, and cilantro is the plant. We don't limit ourselves. And that other word is ridiculous. It sounds like you borrowed it from the French.
@Adnan \o/ interview .. so general tips 'cause I don't know the company. Research the role, have some sensible questions to ask, have some good answers to general stuff like "why do you want to work here" and "where do you see yourself in 5 years". If you can find out about the interview format in advance that's cool (do they do any hands on stuff or is it likely to just be talking)
@Adnan So, four things. 1) Learn all you can about the company you're interviewing with. 2) Prepare pertinent, specific questions. 3) Take a look at the job requisition, and look at reference material that may be useful for the kinds of things they're looking for. 4) Don't stress out. At the absolute worst, it's practice for future interviews. So, relax, be positive, and know that it can only end well for you.
@Adnan so there it kind of depends on the company. Some (generally larger) uk co's go in for "competancy based interviews" where they ask stuff like "tell us a time when you've had had a disagreement with a coworker and how you resolved it"
they're all pretty similar googling "competency based interview questions" gives loads of exampels
I'm personally not a fan, but they're easier if you've given them a bit of though in advance