Ordinance KSNH-18 = Kids Should Not Have until 18.
I'm told being an overly permissive parent is actually worse than being a neglectful parent.
Well... at least being neglectful means someone can alert the authorities and stop you from parenting... :-/
Permissive parents (especially if they bail their children out of every problem in addition to never having rules and boundaries) is why the world is so full of morons who can't even grasp the concept that their farts stink.
Or maybe it's an American thing. I'm told American students score highest on "I think I'm doing good" but are actually 25th in math which is behind every country as fancy as America.
But anyway, as much as kids fancy the idea of a world without adults where they can eat candy 24/7 children generally function better with rules, boundaries, and limitations. It's like how Cesar Milan tells you to stop spoiling your stupid dog.
You don't need to be your child's "friend." YOU'RE OLDER AND (supposed to be) SMARTER THAN THEM BEAT THEM (figuratively) WITH THE BAT OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE BRICK OF JUSTICE THEY'LL THANK YOU WHEN THEY'RE NOT STUPID LITTLE KIDS ANYMORE. Or not dead.
And they'll probably think all your 80s references are stupid anyway and find you ungodly embarrassing once they're teenagers anyway.
I think it's okay to skew hard-ass. It works for Asians, at least. And once you build up the habits, your kid will probably stick to them at least a little. :-/
Anyway, while I don't really believe in neutering people, I do believe in the idea of a parenting license or at least a one-child act. It seems like the most ethical way to control the population count unless you want to treat humans like deer and have like... deer season.
Now that would be one weird dystopia... to fight overpopulation, murder is legal 3 months every year!
How long is deer season? I've never gone hunting before. But ever since I took archery classes, I've fancied the idea of going BOW-HUNTING. Just once. I want to kill a deer with an arrow.
Except I think I'd need to take more archery classes if I want to shoot the deer at more than like... 20 feet.