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Old 02-07-2011, 07:49 PM   #181
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.......... I feel that we've been reasonable.
I think so, too.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:35 PM   #182
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I'm not sure if you are commenting on my son's situation.
That was not my intention. Particulars of a situation always trump generalities, and his particulars are unknown to me. Knowing only what you wrote, I might have bought his tires, but not his gas, rent, or insurance. With a daughter, I might (or might not) be a little more liberal.

I was just offering a successful real life example that to me appears to be contrary to the overall board preference for tough love policies. The parents in my example are also very well off, not in a position where they might have to be concerned about their own well being.

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After reading this WSJ article, I wonder if some of these "trainwreck-type' young people are being impacted by this trend....

Between his lack of responsibilities and an entertainment media devoted to his every pleasure, today's young man has no reason to grow up, says author Kay Hymowitz. She discusses her book, "Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys." Where Have the Good Men Gone? - WSJ.com

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