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[–] BanjoShepard 253 points 2 months ago (6 children)

That's all fine and dandy until they misbehave and you can't follow through by sending them to school on the weekend.

[–] [email protected] 68 points 2 months ago (5 children)

This is just one of the many examples of why parents today have grown so soft and refuse to give any true punishment to their children. Back in ye good old days when I was a wee lad I went to school 12 hours straight no breaks or anything and if I didn't my dad broke a metal chair over my rear end. Then all the sudden the democrats took over and things suddenly got worse. Overall I think people should definitely toughen up and parent their kids more effectively if they want to defeat crooked B*den and make America great again.

[–] [email protected] 41 points 2 months ago

Haha, very funny. I almost believed you were serious!

[–] [email protected] 25 points 2 months ago

Hey guys! New copypasta just dropped!!

[–] [email protected] 25 points 2 months ago

You can't convince me this isn't an actual tweet

[–] ThunderWhiskers 9 points 2 months ago

This almost feels like a shittymorph

[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

Next you will tell us that the hill was up-school both ways.

[–] lemmyman 41 points 2 months ago

This kid will start pushing this boundary in like 3 weeks (like every kid pushes every damn boundary all the time) and then OP will have a problem on their hands, when the kid decides that OP is toothless.

[–] [email protected] 30 points 2 months ago

Sure, it's called Boarding School.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago (2 children)

You could try to make up some other shit to cover for it, how school told them that the kid needs to do chores at home for those two days or something. With their system it'd make sense to have a plan for this situation.

Or you just enjoy it while it lasts and drop it when it fails

[–] lugal 7 points 2 months ago (4 children)

At some point the kid will talk to other kids and find out they don't attend school on weekends either. Unless they hate school that much that they don't socialize with other kids which would be worrying as well

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[–] School_Lunch 105 points 2 months ago

This is what the passive income 1% crowd tell the rest of us.

[–] FlyingSquid 95 points 2 months ago (11 children)

Sure, I fantasize about doing this sort of shit with my kid sometimes too.

But you don't do it.

[–] Passerby6497 46 points 2 months ago (4 children)

What, are you saying that gaslighting your young child to do stuff they hate is harmful?

[–] FlyingSquid 31 points 2 months ago (53 children)

I can't speak for other kids, but being honest with mine seems to work pretty well. "Why do I have to put away the dishes?" "Because if you don't, we won't be able to wash the dirty ones and then we'll get roaches. Do you want roaches? No. So put away the dishes."

[–] Passerby6497 12 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Yeah, that's the tack I'm taking with mine. No sense in lying because it's not good for your relationship, and I can't be bothered to keep track of a bunch of lies.

[–] FlyingSquid 7 points 2 months ago (7 children)

I didn't even like doing Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, but my wife insisted. I'm glad that era is over.

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[–] [email protected] 29 points 2 months ago

I'm not sure if the term "gaslighting" fits here. This just seems like run of the mill lying and manipulating.

Victims of gaslighting are deliberately and systematically fed false information that leads them to question what they know to be true, often about themselves. They may end up doubting their memory, their perception, and even their sanity.

Gaslighting would seem like it'd be more that if they knew weekends were a thing befohand then you'd lie that they imagined it all (and that they might even be crazy for having thought that).

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[–] thezeesystem 65 points 2 months ago (8 children)

How to be a shitty parent 101 and Wonder why your kid completely cuts you out of there life ASAP.

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[–] kemsat 51 points 2 months ago (2 children)

This works until a Friday when the teacher says “see you on Monday” to the kids

[–] [email protected] 34 points 2 months ago

"even the teacher knows I was a good boy"

[–] son_named_bort 25 points 2 months ago

Or on a Monday where the kid asks another student what the teacher said yesterday.

[–] menemen 51 points 2 months ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 43 points 2 months ago

Ten years later:

“My teenager has massive trust issues and won’t believe anything I say.”

surprised Pikachu face

[–] [email protected] 47 points 2 months ago (5 children)

Yeah let's start teaching them lies straight away

[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago (2 children)

Not like they wouldn't learn anyways. Learning to lie is an important part in development.

[–] MotoAsh 27 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Teaching them that lying is totally cool, even about seemingly important things (to the child, anyways) will only teach them wrong lessons about lying.

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[–] douglasg14b 47 points 2 months ago (19 children)

Oof, this is definitely a:

Every lie incurs a debt to the truth

Sort of thing. It's not going to be fun when your child understands that there is no school on weekends, you'll lose a lot of trust overnight with this.

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[–] thefrankring 30 points 2 months ago (3 children)

That's going to backfire one day.

RIP child's trust.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago (4 children)

Not to mention, I mean…other kids talk about how they don’t go to school on those days? Now, yes, I am a super sleuth and a genius, but I’m starting to get the inkling that there’s some fishy, dubious lies going on here.

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[–] [email protected] 28 points 2 months ago (2 children)

doing this is going to make your children hate you when they grow up, have fun with that. you deserve it for being a shit parent

[–] [email protected] 22 points 2 months ago (2 children)

I genuinely think shit like this is what promotes antisocial behavior in children. As in clinically antisocial, not just a synonym for introverted.

Children learn hundreds of new words and new things every week. That’s their entire purpose in life at that age.

Deliberately lying to them about how basic reality works for extended periods of time is likely what causes the neural short circuits of religion and conservatism.

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[–] TrickDacy 16 points 2 months ago (5 children)

Yeah. I honestly think it's also a fuckup to treat children totally differently from adults. Probably around age 7 they start noticing it and a lot of people resent that treatment.

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[–] [email protected] 27 points 2 months ago (1 children)

I think this is another case of a joke that people have taken seriously. There's no chance this would work in reality. It just makes for a funny hypothetical.

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[–] bitwaba 24 points 2 months ago

I guess for some people the dumber you are the more impressed you are with your own ability to fool a child. Probably because that's the last stage of their child's life where they can still pretend to be smarter....

[–] [email protected] 20 points 2 months ago (4 children)

wow, even a 4 year old knows that schools are bullshit.

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[–] [email protected] 15 points 2 months ago

Maybe this is fun now. It won't be later tho

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