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Published: Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:10 a.m. MDT

Updated: Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:10 a.m. MDT

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dgdrummin
Ogden, UT

Very well said. Thank you for the article.

Wilf 55
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Nice but simplistic and a little too "middle-class American". Anytime an article contains phrases such as "the biggest problem" and "kids will never..." there is a lack of nuance. Anytime an article glorifies the past as a better era, there is lack of historical insight. For example sex. So much sexual evil was kept hidden in the past. Now proper sexual education at school helps to delay sexual encounters among young people and make them more careful and mature, as comparative research shows. Children become better prepared to identify predators and learn to say no.

As to having kids work, in most countries of the world, but also in many parts of the U.S., expecting or requiring children to work to earn money often causes less schooling and less education. The work-money emphasis puts the focus too early on fulfilling material desires, instead of valuing reading or studying for better school grades.

I wish the Eyres would broaden their social and international horizon, do more research, and become more sensitive to different situations.

Light and Liberty
St. George/Washington, UT

Wilf 55: There need no nuance with chastity! It is not only the only reality with God, it is the only reality with many couples, who set a generational example that molds society and posterity in ways society can only look longingly to as the means to real joy and happiness! I doubt, as well, that he was saying that jobs and working should ever come before education. Both can be accomplished with aware parents!

dr.bridell
mclean, VA

And one more thing Wilf 55, I understand that the Eyres have spent time in more than 100 countries and have lectured in 45. I would say that is a fairly broad "social and international horizon.
Are you suggesting that wanting kids to avoid early, recreational sexual experimentation is somehow a parochial or narrow view of things?"
Maybe when it comes to what parents want for their kids, the world is more conservative than you think it is.
And where in the article did it glorify the past?
I think you may have the Eyres in a box--maybe you ought to drop your preconceptions, start over, and actually just read what they said

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