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  1. Andy Capp 2GM/c^2 belt Platinum Member

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    So, Donald Trump is assured of victory? But seriously... just a joke, honest.

    The thread title is for real. A new study has given very strong evidence that the reason for the low incidence of asthma among the Amish is do to the children entering the stalls of the animals, and cows in particular.

    Check it out: New England Journal of Medicine
    And, credit where it's due, there was a piece about it here:
    What can Amish communities tell us about asthma rates among children?

    So, pretty cool and stuff and things, but I guess my point is this: when I was a kid, we went out and got into all kinds of shit and there seemed to be a lot less of that kind of thing, severe allergies, asthma, etc. My mother always said, "You gotta eat a peck of dirt before you die."*

    So, I am curious to know your thoughts on whether to let 'em get dirty and go off and have fun on their own, or no damn way, I know where my kids are at all times, they have lots of supervised activities, and play dates and wonderful social things but in predefined safe spaces, for lack of a better term?

    I have no intent to hide my bias/predisposition, but I have witnessed the very arch-type of the helicopter parent in another family, and while I can understand it, I would not choose to live that way. But that's not the real point of this post. I am interested in your reaction to the result of the study and whether it would change how you would raise your children if you had any choice?

    *Usually followed by, "Just don't do it all at once."
     
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  2. Zer Steel Belt

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    I grew up in a single toilet household for the most part so I had to walk into some pretty hairy situations. But then I don't have asthma. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger bro
     
  3. ookii Red Belt

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    But you didn't grow up in an area without indoor plumbing and poop through a shack with a hole on the floor
     
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    Not trying to tell anyone how to raise their kids. But helicopter parents are bad IMO.
    Between other things they take away their children ability to learn how to make a decision.
    This is starting to become an issue for professions in which a person needs to be able to make a decision which might have a significant outcomes. For example Pilots or surgeons.
    A lot of young people seem to be unable to make a decision, it doesn't matter if the decision is right or wrong its about making one and sticking to it. For example when you train to be a pilot, the people can teach you how to make the right decision but they cant teach you the ability to make a decision and stick to it. Same with Surgeons they cant really second guess themselves.

    That is blamed on parents taking away any decision making when a child grows up. When you make decisions as a child you learn how to deal with making wrong ones. So when you are older you can deal with the pressure. If you parents plan everything for you there is no room for making those mistakes and learning from it.

    That being said it also depends a bit on your location. I would let me children a lot more room if I live in small town Switzerland than I would do if I lived in downtown Detroit.
     
  6. jefferz Steel Belt

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    I call bull shit. I grew up on a farm with fuckin cows and had asthma.
     
  7. A.A. Riggs sweet ... sweet meat!

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    That study can eat shit and die.
     
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    Great. Now a bunch of preteens are going to infest the war room.
     
  9. Jesus X Hunter eyes

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    My mom has asthma and her parents owned a ton of cows,horse,goats etc.
     
  10. Andy Capp 2GM/c^2 belt Platinum Member

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    So where does it say it prevents asthma 100% of the time? The incidence of asthma among average people is 15-20% but for the Amish it's about 5%. They still get it, just less often.
     
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    Lol @ not already knowing this.
     
  14. Ponyo Cockhard Platinum Member

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    Definitely gonna help them learn to breathe through there mouth
     
  15. jefferz Steel Belt

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    PLOS? Really? You realize that for $1500 anyone can have their paper peer reviewed and published don't you?
     
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    This just in: Lyoto Machida starts feeding shit to his kids.
     
  17. M3t4tr0n Steel Belt

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    If you love your kids you should fart in their face before bed every night.
     
  18. Jesus X Hunter eyes

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    Ha ha ew =)
     
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    if it's not absolute and across the board it doesn't exist friend. Do you even science bro? Do you even?
     
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    I once had a friend call me to complain as he was walking to his guest bathroom because his shit smelled so bad in the first bathroom that he had to walk across the house and finish it in the second
     

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