umm i cant decide ~warning emotional/umm stuff~

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  1. ~Tucker&Me~

    ~Tucker&Me~ and Spy.

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    I think they are doing their children a disservice in several aspects, and was angry for the other kids when I found out she was pregnant again. I disagree vehemently with some of the choices the Duggars make and how they choose to raise their kids. Oh well.

    However, it's sad that the baby died and I won't judge them for how they choose to grieve.
     
  2. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    The same could be said for any child in the public eye--kids on TV, in movies, even the president's kids. Obama's daughters are not old enough to fully understand what is involved in the life of a president's child. Not only are they in the public eye, but their lives are altered significantly due to security concerns. Heck, look at how much interest there was in Chelsea Clinton's wedding years after Bill Clinton left office. I would be willing to bet that more people internationally could recognize the President's kids than and of the Duggars. Is any presidential candidate with minor children then irresponsible for running because their children can't fully understand the implications of their parent's choice?
     
  3. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Excellent post
     
  4. Greenmagick

    Greenmagick New Member

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    Thats true to an extent, and I do think they defiintely have to take that into consideration. However, politicians, actors, musicians, etc...their children being in the public eye is a side effect (and sadly driven by the general public) and to an extent can be minimized. The duggars, jon and kate plus 8, on and on, those children are put on tv reality shows for the sake of being exposed. The purpose of the show is to show the ins and outs of their lives, the ups, the downs, etc. I do personally think there is a big difference. Then again, I think most reality shows are pretty disgusting.

    Child actors I think fall in between...I think it can be ok if the parents are very cautious and careful about it but I also think often the parents take advantage and use their children to realize their own dreams of fame and money not taking the childrens best interests into consideration.
     
  5. Samantha's pet

    Samantha's pet New Member

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    I don't see anything wrong with taking a picture. I would do the same. I took pics at my grandpa's funeral last month. I felt a little weird about it but dad thought it was important and I agree. I don't feel weird having the pics but it felt a little disrespectful taking them.
     
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    Samantha's pet New Member

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    I agree. It's certainly not an ideal situation but it doesn't make them bad parents.
     
  7. Miakoda

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    I guess we should all be mad that they aren't on Medicaid and welfare, and be irate because their kids are not dealing drugs and shooting their peers in the streets.
     
  8. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    I suppose I just don't see much difference between the Duggars having a reality show and Obama's daughters up in stage during campaign rallies, etc. Even the family photos coming released by the White House are meant to portray a certain message about the President and his family--a message intended to help the President's career. In both instances being in the public eye is a family affair--Obama's job might not be as a reality show star, but his family is still under the microscope and I don't believe that his children aren't used to help his image (not trying to pick on just Obama BTW, I think you could say the same for most presidents's and their families).
     
  9. release the hounds

    release the hounds Active Member

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    I know it's been a while, but does anyone remember when oddities belonged in a circus? now they're all over our tv's.
     
  10. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    Same basic principle on a modern scale. People love to stare at "freaks". :rolleyes:
     
  11. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    See to me I don't think anyone should have that many kids. Its not paying for them now issue. The earth can only hold so many people, so while yes we do need to keep the population going and the next generation is critical having this many.. even if you can pay for them is selfish and harmful. Its not about money.

    If these kids grow up to have large families etc etc.. they will absolutely be responsible for over population issues.
     
  12. sillysally

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    The amount of people in the US at least that have this many kids is in the extreme minority, hence the reality show-if it were common it wouldn't be worthy of a show. The birth rates in many western nations are dropping as fewer people are having fewer children. I really doubt that the Duggars will have any sort of measurable effect on world population when the trend in the US is to have fewer children, not more.
     
  13. JacksonsMom

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    Exactly what I was going to say.
     
  14. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Birth rates are dropping but more children are living to maturity, so its not the same thing.

    I agree its a bit of a rareity. I still find it selfish. Knowing people personally with more than 3 kids its not THAT rare to increase the population. (even if you figure many people won't... the populations are still rising)
     

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