Bill O’Reilly’s Old School Guide

Are you in danger of bringing up a Snowflake? Or are you trying to bring up a child who can actually cope with the world?

VIA Bill O’Reilly Dotcom

GUIDELINES
Are you in danger of bringing up a Snowflake? Or are you trying to bring up a child who can actually cope with the world?

What’s the basic parent/child relationship
Old School
Parent and Child

Snowflake
Friends

How do you communicate
Old School
Face-to-face

Snowflake
Text

Fourth birthday present
Old School
Toys and stuffed animals

Snowflake
An iPhone

Child’s greatest fear
Old School
Getting a time-out

Snowflake
Low batteries

What should your child learn by the end of the first grade
Old School
Reading and writing

Snowflake
Critical thinking

And how does that manifest itself
Old School
See Spot run

Snowflake
Dick and Jane are animal rights activists who reject the corporatization of American pet culture

Nightly ritual
Old School
Go do your homework

Snowflake
I’ll be up in a minute to help you with your homework

Is your child gifted
Old School
Yes, at birthdays and Christmas

Snowflake
Do you really have to ask

Whose fault is it if your child is getting Cs and Ds in school
Old School
The kid, for not working hard enough

Snowflake
The teacher’s, for not being sensitive to how special and gifted your child is and for not taking the time to be more nurturing

And what do you blame for that
Old School
Video games

Snowflake
An antiquated results-oriented school system that doesn’t foster creativity

So how do you deal with that
Old School
Take away the video games and tell the kid to work harder

Snowflake
Confront the school administration and bring in some lawyers

if your kid is away at college, how often do you communicate
Old School
Weekly, by phone

Snowflake
Hourly, by text

what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term helicopter parent
Old School
Uncle Bob, who flew missions in Afghanistan

Snowflake
What do you mean, I’m too involved with my life? I just make sure everything is perfect!

In one sentence describe your worldview
Old School
There is both good and evil in this world

Snowflake
There’s no such thing as right or wrong

Which means?
Old School
Life is not always fair

Snowflake
Everybody deserves a trophy, and my kid should never be criticized for or suffer consequences from his bad behavior

Finally, what’s the one life-threatening experience you hope your kids will never have to face?
Old School
Jungle warfare in a military unit

Snowflake
Jungle gyms in a school yard

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