Things that kids should be taught

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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby rubertoe » Thu Oct 04, 2012 18:28 pm

Why do things today that cannot be put of 'til tomorrow.

Mum knows best.

Its nice to be important, its much more important to be nice. (see what I did there?)
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby Agent57 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:06 pm

Kids should be coached to be polite, treat others with respect, and to question things. They should be coached how to argue, and when not to argue (or at least argue any further). They should be coached to be independent, to stand their ground without being obstinate, and given a solid grounding in personal finances.

Boys should be taught to stand close enough to the urinal that they don't wee-wee all over the floor and themselves. They should also be taught what a "gentleman's wash" is (this does not have to be a demonstration). O_o
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby davis » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:31 pm

CiB wrote:How apostrophes work

rubertoe wrote:Its nice to be important, its much more important to be nice.

Did yer mam teach yer nowt?
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby EKE_38BPM » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:48 pm

That doors are no longer allowed to have knobs.
That on this forum, Shakespeare would not be allowed to write "If you prick us, do we not bleed."
That censorship is, generally, a bad thing.
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby davet2 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:51 pm

how to light a fire, how to kill and prepare an animal

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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby Rick Chasey » Thu Oct 04, 2012 21:07 pm

EKE_38BPM wrote:That doors are no longer allowed to have knobs.
That on this forum, Shakespeare would not be allowed to write "If you prick us, do we not bleed."
That censorship is, generally, a bad thing.


You can say whatever you want.

Just not necessarily on a privately owned forum ;).

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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby SteppenHerring » Thu Oct 04, 2012 22:30 pm

I think I'm doing OK with the junior Herring (age 12). He's close to evens for a 10 (30'22") has a few BC points and knows to shoulder check before changing his line. He can ride comfortably in a bunch without doing anything random. He can also cook fairly well and is polite. He's coming up to the age when he needs to know how to treat women with respect and to use plenty of lube and take it slowly if she's never had it in the back door before.

Oh, and I haven't taught him how to true a wheel yet.
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby EKE_38BPM » Fri Oct 05, 2012 07:12 am

Not to drop litter. I saw a ~10 year old come out of a supermarket this morning and in full view of her mum (I presume), she dropped some litter and then walked straight past a bin. That really winds me up.
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby kieranb » Fri Oct 05, 2012 08:47 am

We are working on teaching them how to make our tea and coffee just right.
Wine is actually similar to a fruit juice so, no, they can't have fizzy drinks when we have wine.
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Just by living in a modern liberal democracy they are very lucky
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby SecretSam » Fri Oct 05, 2012 08:54 am

Kieran_Burns wrote:I would teach them that:

The world owes them nothing
You get out of life what you put in
The green cross code
The magic floor that takes dirty clothes and turns them into freshly washed and ironed ones does not in fact exist


+1

But I'd add "Respect is earned" and "Treat others the way you'd like to be treated"

Oh, and that fame does bestow the status of a role model on anyone

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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby SecretSam » Fri Oct 05, 2012 08:56 am

SteppenHerring wrote:I think I'm doing OK with the junior Herring (age 12). He's close to evens for a 10 (30'22") has a few BC points and knows to shoulder check before changing his line. He can ride comfortably in a bunch without doing anything random. He can also cook fairly well and is polite. He's coming up to the age when he needs to know how to treat women with respect and to use plenty of lube and take it slowly if she's never had it in the back door before.

Oh, and I haven't taught him how to true a wheel yet.


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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby flimflam_machine » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:12 am

EKE_38BPM wrote:Seeing as Commuting Chat has become an exclave of Mumsnet I thought I'd ask what the hivemind thinks that kids should be taught, outside of the basics such as tying their shoelaces.

I think every kid should be taught how to swim, a foreign language, ride a bike (obviously), play an instrument (mixing doesn't count) and a martial art.
Of those five I can ride a bike and swim (not very well).

So, what else would the hivemind add and how many of my list can you do?


Of your list I can do 1, 2 (enough to get by), 3, 4 (amateurishly) and I've dabbled a bit in 5.Interesting take on this here. The suggested list of things you should do with your child:

1: Play with fire
2: Give them a pocket knife (and teach them how to use it)
3: Throw a spear
4: Dismantle an appliance (like a dishwasher)
5a: Break the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)
5b: Drive a car

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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby EKE_38BPM » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:03 am

flimflam_machine wrote:
EKE_38BPM wrote:Seeing as Commuting Chat has become an exclave of Mumsnet I thought I'd ask what the hivemind thinks that kids should be taught, outside of the basics such as tying their shoelaces.

I think every kid should be taught how to swim, a foreign language, ride a bike (obviously), play an instrument (mixing doesn't count) and a martial art.
Of those five I can ride a bike and swim (not very well).

So, what else would the hivemind add and how many of my list can you do?


Of your list I can do 1, 2 (enough to get by), 3, 4 (amateurishly) and I've dabbled a bit in 5.Interesting take on this here. The suggested list of things you should do with your child:

1: Play with fire
2: Give them a pocket knife (and teach them how to use it)
3: Throw a spear
4: Dismantle an appliance (like a dishwasher)
5a: Break the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)
5b: Drive a car

Very interesting.

I did nearly all of those things as a kid.
1: I nearly burnt the kitchen as a kid (making toast unsupervised), but as I knew how fire lives I knew how to kill it.
2: I never owned a pocket knife, but my dad was a builder and during school holidays I used to go to work with him to 'help'. To keep me from under his feet I was given little tasks and sharpening tools was high on the list. I can put a damned fine edge on a chisel/plane/knife and loved whittling bits of wood.
3: I have vague memories of throwing sharpened sticks with my brother at various targets (boxes, not animals). Just kids messing around, but we had the freedom and space to do it.
4: My brother was always taking things apart to see how they worked and as the little brother I was always watching. I used to call his room "the place where technology goes to die". I learned a lot, mainly that my brother can't fix everything.
5a: I lived in the days of making tapes and pirate videos. Copyright laws got broken on a nearly daily basis.
5b: When I was 12 I was on a family holiday in Florida and my dad let me drive a V8 Oldmobile. It is still probably the most powerful car I've ever driven and I loved it. Fast forward ~25 years and I was on holiday in Florida with my neice and I let her drive our hire car. She loved it too. For her 17th birthday, my present to her was her CBT (motorbike test).

Kids these days seem to be too wrapped up in cotton wool. I love most of my scars and chicks dig 'em, right?
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby MTB-Idle » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:07 am

That cycling is an addiction?
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby bails87 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:00 am

How to "shred the gnar":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qmQrEM5 ... ure=relmfu

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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby TailWindHome » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:14 pm

To avoid cigar smoking, jewellry wearing, white haired men in shellsuits
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby PBo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:30 pm

TailWindHome wrote:To avoid cigar smoking, jewellry wearing, white haired men in shellsuits


"Now then, now then..."

I was sad to hear jim allegedly did more breaking than fixing....

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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby EKE_38BPM » Sun Oct 07, 2012 00:51 am

bails87 wrote:How to "shred the gnar":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qmQrEM5 ... ure=relmfu
Best dad/kid ever!

+1
That was brilliant! I love the bits when he shouts "I did it!" and "Yeah!"
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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby clarkey cat » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:42 pm

1. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
2. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
4. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
5. Life's a ***** and then you die.
6. Dont be a cliche.

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Re: Things that kids should be taught

Postby PedalPedant » Sun Oct 07, 2012 19:47 pm

EKE_38BPM wrote:I think every kid should be taught how to swim,

Fair enough.
a foreign language

Not sure about this one, if you're not going to actually use it you'll never get properly fluent and just forget it all anyway.
ride a bike (obviously)

Goes without saying.
play an instrument (mixing doesn't count)

In my experience kids with an aptitude for music will find an outlet without any external pressure. Those without aptitude will resent being pushed. What about other art forms? Sculpture, painting, dance?
and a martial art.

Fencing, archery, that sort of thing?

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