>The problem is, most parents don't seem to do that, at least not all the time. My parents tried to sometimes, but for the most part, it usually came down to "because I'm the parent", and it seems like a pretty universal thing from what I've seen of other families. A lot of people just don't bother because they assume their kids wouldn't understand or care anyway.
Yeah, that's unfortunate. I think possibly with everyone having such busy, fast paced lives, kids often get the "fast food" not just literally but in terms of responses to perfectly good questions. Because the parent is in a hurry to do something or go somewhere and doesn't feel like explaining.
>Why does everybody think kids are dumber than they really are? And why do they think that it's necessary or beneficial to withhold so much information from them? Kids can't know what sex is or what curse words are, because these things are "adult"?
It is rather bizarre. I don't know if there's scientific basis behind it, but I tend to think for most of us adults the brain dumbs down more and more from the moment we quit school, so kids are really the most intelligent.
It'd be preferable for kids to know about sex imo, so they know a little more about what predators would get up to and we could avoid the silly vague "did he touch you in a private place" stuff and communicate the issue clearly. Though we did get a sex ed lesson at around age 10, so I suppose that's fairly progressive - it might depend on country etc.
>Isn't the very fact that it's as abusable as it is something very wrong with the system, though?
Any system is abusable, don't you think? Is there such a thing as a completely fair system that no one will ever abuse in some way for their own benefit?
>Why does being born into a society
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