Do trad kids rebel?
(11-05-2010, 09:12 PM)JayneK Wrote: We have homes in both the city and the country and they both have their advantages.  In the city, I like the libraries and universities and the access to the TLM (FSSP Mass is 10 minutes away and SSPX is 25.)  In the country, I like the space, the quiet and the beauty.  (Closest TLM is 45 minutes away, which isn't too bad.)

What a blessing!

I'd love a city home and a country home ... with the appropriate staff to manage them, of course.  :laughing:
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@Stubborn

"IMO, school, television and the internet are much more dangerous than the mall"

I see them all the same. How are they different? Each an extension/umbilical chord of the other.

And it's not about the mall. Not really. 

I think parents need to connect with their kids, before their kids connect with the culture.  Strong family traditions help.

+JMJ+

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I don't really think it has to do with being in a trad household or not...some kids will rebel...and some won't. I didn't grow up in a trad household, and I don't rebel...I love my mom so much, I'm closer to my mom than my Dad. Of course...my Mom and Dad don't really get along, and I don't get along all the time with my Dad...we disagree on so much...we're polar opposites and literally!
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(11-06-2010, 12:15 AM)ruralpeace Wrote: @Stubborn

"IMO, school, television and the internet are much more dangerous than the mall"

I see them all the same. How are they different? Each an extension/umbilical chord of the other.

And it's not about the mall. Not really. 

I think parents need to connect with their kids, before their kids connect with the culture.  Strong family traditions help.

+JMJ+


right...connect with the culture..oppps
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(11-06-2010, 12:15 AM)ruralpeace Wrote: @Stubborn

"IMO, school, television and the internet are much more dangerous than the mall"

I see them all the same. How are they different? Each an extension/umbilical chord of the other.

And it's not about the mall. Not really. 

I think parents need to connect with their kids, before their kids connect with the culture.  Strong family traditions help.

+JMJ+

Well said.  The culture of the world is opposed to our Catholic faith in many ways.  We have to be aware of all the ways the culture pulls at our children and strengthen them to deal with it.
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(11-03-2010, 02:12 PM)OCLittleFlower Wrote:
(11-03-2010, 01:42 PM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(11-03-2010, 01:32 PM)Scipio_a Wrote: Oh, I forgot, the ads at Abercrombie are over the top

I agree. If I didn't already hate the overpriced junky clothes, loud music, snotty employees, and overpowering smell, I would certainly avoid A&F for the porn on the walls. I reached this decision without feeling the need to stay out of malls completely. It's easy to recognise certain companies for their marketing strategies and make a conscious decision not to fall for them, all without invoking Catholicism. I tend to avoid a lot of places that are too loud or overly advertised because it's just irritating and insulting. But, if I want candles, to the mall I will go.  ;D

You forgot the dim lighting that makes it near impossible to figure out what the heck color the clothes are.

I once had to exchange a pair of flip flops from Hollister for this very reason.

Abercrombie had some cute cardigans today. Would be good for Christmas paired with a nice skirt or dress.
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piabee the rebellious.
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(11-06-2010, 10:56 PM)piabee Wrote:
(11-03-2010, 02:12 PM)OCLittleFlower Wrote:
(11-03-2010, 01:42 PM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(11-03-2010, 01:32 PM)Scipio_a Wrote: Oh, I forgot, the ads at Abercrombie are over the top

I agree. If I didn't already hate the overpriced junky clothes, loud music, snotty employees, and overpowering smell, I would certainly avoid A&F for the porn on the walls. I reached this decision without feeling the need to stay out of malls completely. It's easy to recognise certain companies for their marketing strategies and make a conscious decision not to fall for them, all without invoking Catholicism. I tend to avoid a lot of places that are too loud or overly advertised because it's just irritating and insulting. But, if I want candles, to the mall I will go.  ;D

You forgot the dim lighting that makes it near impossible to figure out what the heck color the clothes are.

I once had to exchange a pair of flip flops from Hollister for this very reason.

Abercrombie had some cute cardigans today. Would be good for Christmas paired with a nice skirt or dress.

Eh, I can get um at H&M or Old Navy without having to deal with bad lighting and porn.  ;D
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(11-03-2010, 08:45 AM)mamalove Wrote: Like the above poster said, its totally a matter of perspective! 

take my upbringing for example.  Raised by "hippies" taken to Grateful dead concerts at age 11, grew up on Jimmy Hendrix, Greatful Dead and Led Zepplen.....so when I was 17 and left home to be "on the road" following bands around the USA and living in cars and selling dresses, it was not seen as rebellion!  It was just how I was raised.  NOW, if MY children end up doing this. it will be TOTAL rebellion!

Now, I am the rebel.  I always think of Alex P. Keaton on that 80's sitcom Family Ties.  Thats totally me now, and Im the rebel!  Republican voting, conservative Traditional Catholic, pro life raising 6 children (so far) for the Lord.....

:laughing: Im rebelling against the 60's rebellion... :laughing:  Im now offically the "true" rebel!

Selling dresses out of your car, eh?  "Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart... you just gotta poke around."  Ah, the good ol' days of Shakedown Street.  I still drive my 1971 VW bus, named Cassidy, after Neal and the song: "Flight of the seabirds, scatter like lost words, wheel to the storm and fly"

Any bands you particularly followed?  For me:  the Dead (and all the side projects).  I never did get too much into Phish or Widespread Panic, though I certainly could enjoy a show here and there.  Yonder Mountain String Band and String Cheese Incident put on stellar shows.

Yes, Traditional Catholicism is true counter-culture, though I don't mind going to shows.  Nothing inherently evil there that you can't avoid, especially if it's bluegrass/Americana.

Anyways, carry on.  I always love finding Deadheads on FishEaters :)

Pax,
Jesse
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