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May 31st 2011 11:23AM "I guess no one has actually read this. She isn't keeping it a secret, she just isn't broadcasting the information."
.Uh..yeah, she's broadcasting it; otherwise we wouldn't be reading about it. (I expect to see a "Tiger Mom" type of book before long).
"She even said she doesn't expect her kids to keep it from other people because she thinks that would be unhealthy. She isn't keeping any information from her children, just from the people that don't need to know anyway."
People who don't need to know probably wouldn't have cared not to be told. But since it's now public record, it INVITES comments/criticism. Who doesn't need to know? People who might take care of the child and see a GU or yeast infection? Other people's kids who might play with these kids and are curious about their own sexual identity? Again, why don't the parents just groom and dress in a unisex way and call themselves Mo-dad 1 and Mo-dad 2? No need to judge and hey, the kids will figure it out...just like cult kids who have escaped. PS: People give far too much credit to young children's ability to "handle," "bounce back" and "figure out" things. Fast forward a few years to family and/or lifelong individual therapy!
I see nothing wrong with this. How is her kid going to be messed up because a stranger doesn't know if it is a boy or girl?
>>She didn't say strangers. The original article mentioned that people knew enough to not send specific gender items. Is the kid gonna wear onesies till it's '2-sies'?
May 30th 2011 10:15AM Good for Susan Stiffelman's use of common sense. This child was not born in a vacuum. There is nothing wrong with letting children explore their style and interests. But it is burdensome and may cause resentment in other sibs to drag them into the matter. Children who naturally gravitate toward either (or neither) gender should be allowed to do so without the flippin' fanfare that makes it 'all about' how cool the parents want to appear. Some children actually grow in the comfort of gender identity - i.e. the birth of the Women's Movement. There is unfairness in pay grade, preconceived notions and mean spirited behavior and bullying, etc. that need to be addressed from a center point. These parents are contributing to some ugly feelings and likely future therapy once their kids are no longer 'cocooned'...all for the sake of their self-centered 'experiment'. Sad.
Apr 18th 2011 4:30PM Did the negative folks writing in stop to consider that she might actually have wanted to share her perspective earlier but out of respect for the family and the Bessettes held off because it would have been hurtful both at the time John married Carolyn and after they died? No matter when it was written it would be considered by some to be 'not the right time'. It doesn't sound like she needs money and likely won't make a ton from this book, or that she said anything terrible. Some people remain interested in the iconic Kennedy's in the same way they do Marilyn Monroe and others. There are many books I have no interest in reading and can't imagine why they were written. I don't buy or read them but also don't condemn those who choose to do so. It's really that simple.
Apr 13th 2011 11:59AM Please cancel this trainwreck. If that doesn't happen, I wish people would stop watching Sheen take more money from them as he did with his so-called tour. In fact, if we stopped watching all the misbehaving, self-destructive jerks making tons of money for doing things most of us would be jailed for, we'd probably get more exercise and feel better.
Apr 6th 2011 11:35PM One more thing: The teen moms look way older than their years. Partying hard is making them appear middle aged when young. Keep up the good work, low lifes and you'll look 75 by age 30!!
Apr 6th 2011 11:32PM I only saw half of one episode of any of the teen mother shows. We have celebritized our culture to the point where everyone is extending their undeserved 15 minutes of fame into huge paydays. Everyone is at fault - kids who think getting pregnant is a trendy thing to do and see easy money thanks to people like "Dr. Drew" Pinsky and others who are raking it in because PEOPLE ARE WATCHING and caring about this crap. The only ones worth caring about are the poor babies born into this and likely to just carry on the tradition of low brow drama - and THEY most likely won't have a TV show to turn to when mama and grandma spend their share. Don't think the mom, grandma and producers aren't all rubbing their hands in delight at the ratings. If people don't really like this and similar behavior, then STOP WATCHING (and therefore supporting)IT AND THEM!!
Feb 8th 2011 11:08PM Frank, can't comment on the rest of your experience but do agree with this:
"The reason managers become inept and ineffective is simple.......the Peter Principle. People rise to the level of their incompetence and stall right there,"
Have seen it happen more than a few times, myself. It never ceases to amaze me how promotions don't always take into account that some managers have poor people skills. In some cases, less than stellar managers spend time covering for each other at the expense of relationships with their employee team, willing to throw loyal employees under the bus to cover their and their friends' butts. It would be interesting if, like teachers, managers had audits once or twice a year only with little prep time.
Jan 23rd 2011 1:19PM Same haircut that 17 year old 'sophisticates' wore in the 60's - a Carnaby Street thing - looked better on them. Look at early Beatles haircuts - and it looked SO much better on them!!
Jan 23rd 2011 2:59AM And before someone jumps to criticize my spelling, yes I did make a few typos. Will you blame that on Obama, too?
Jan 23rd 2011 2:57AM And before someone jumps to criticize my spelling, yes I did make a few typos. Will you blame that on Obama, too?