Jodi - posted on 02/26/2012 ( 323 moms have responded )
Okay, now don't anyone jump down my throat on this one! Meme mentioned in another thread that she saw low income parents doing a less than desirable job educating and entertaining their children whilst grocery shopping. And...I have to concur, kind of! lol
I am NOT saying all low income parents are bad parents, I am not saying ANY low income parents are bad parents (and neither did MeMe), but here are a few points, and this is from my personal experience with MANY low income mothers as I live in a relatively low income neighborhood.
The mothers I know, do not focus on nutrition, at all. I have been on food stamps in the past, trust me, they can afford to purchase healthy foods! (at least in my area) Instead, they buy instant food, food from a can and more often than not, hit up fast food joints.
The mothers I know, spank (like, many times a day, a few even many times an hour) They use yelling and spanking for everything, whereI would let most of these things slide with just a warning or a few choice words, they use their hands. (note, I do not have a problem with spanking when used appropriately!)
The mothers I know do NOT keep up their house. Now, don't get me wrong, my house is MESSY. But I'm talking about houses where you can't see the floor, where you can't shut the bathroom door because there's so much clothing on the floor. Where food is caked and moldy on counter tops etc etc.
They do not read to their children, their children are TV zombies, they barely speak to their children much less teach them, just a few days ago, I saw one of my 3 year old neighbors riding her bike, no helmet, all around the neighborhood in the middle of the road, mom wasn't even AWAKE!!!! We're talking 10ish in the morning.
So, I'm hoping for the sake of our world, this just an isolated phenomenon, but is this true in your experience, and why do you think this is?