More Childishness

Take this, for instance:

The part about the $80,000 price tag I already explained. But the second part, the one about the son learning that he’s a woman in college is even more stupid. There’s no college professor in existence who has that kind of influence. I can’t convince my students not to start writing a 10-page essay 6 hours before the due date, let alone to want to become a different sex. I have very little impact on their behaviors. It’s the father’s job to teach a boy how to be a man. It’s the mother’s job to teach her daughter how to be a woman. If your son hates his body to the extent that he wants to chop off his penis, it’s time to start reevaluating your parenting strategy.

This is all part of that actively cultivated childishness and irresponsibility I keep talking about. “It’s the social media! It’s the teachers! It’s social contagion!” How about you? Do you exist? What have you done to prevent this? If some professor who sees your kid twice a week for an hour among 70 other kids has a larger impact than you managed to in 18 years of close daily contact, then how is it anybody else’s fault?

The trans crisis is a parenting fail. That’s it, period, end of story.

7 thoughts on “More Childishness

  1. “no college professor in existence who has that kind of influence”

    I think the idea is that it’s not professors but other students and university town…. hangers on for the lack of a better word, people that run businesses and/or events that attract lots of students (these had a big influence on a lot of people where I went to university).
    I saw lots of people metamorphize while at university in ways their parents might not have wanted but professors had nothing to do with it and being away from home in a permissive environment where they were meeting unconventional people did.

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    1. Ah, so it’s the perennial “it’s the bad company that spoiled my good boy.” 🙂

      Of course, there’s always the option to keep the little treasure locked in the basement forever. Then the mean, bad world won’t rob them of their innocence.

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      1. “it’s the bad company that spoiled my good boy”

        Roughly… those most of the metamorphoses that I saw were definitely for the better (ultimately). Breathing room away from parents does a lot of young people a lot of good.

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      2. It’s precisely the people who won’t let their kids breathe at all before college who get to witness these unwelcome metamorphoses (that’s from kids whose spirits haven’t been crushed by overbearing parents; the others are basically destroyed human beings). If you let the kid be when they’re a teen, they won’t have to reject everything they used to be the first moment they have a little freedom. Sure, they will take risks and enjoy being on their own and meeting new people in college, but it’s a much more gradual, subtle change, rather than a whole personality overhaul.

        I remember when my eldest kid was a teen, he told us we were much more permissive than other parents. As in, he would ask us if he could go hang out with some friends. The answer was always, “Sure, if you’re done with your schoolwork.” I mean, why not? He was a great kid, very responsible, why exactly wouldn’t he be allowed to hang out with friends or go to a movie or do something else for fun? But apparently for a lot of kids he knew the parents would just say no without a good reason, basically “Because I said so.” That type of shit creates a lot of resentment. Kids are not stupid. They understand obligations and priorities, and they want to be treated with consideration and respect.

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        1. I had very controlling parents. I wasn’t allowed to have any friends, period. It led to very bad places because when you aren’t allowed to do the normal teenage stuff, you compensate for it in unhealthy ways 10-15 years later. Very unhealthy ways.

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