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Who else has seen parents raising their children to fit stereotypes?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (23112points) November 16th, 2010

While at gymnastics with my oldest daughter, I saw this 3 yr old hispanic girl who had on so much gold bling that she could be making my house payment.

Huge, gold rope chains, gold medallions, gold bracelets and gold rings on a 3 yr old? Are you freaking kidding me? It was like looking at a tiny female ganster, or a hispanic Flava Flav. And they were smacking her in the face and head every time she did her somersaults and flips.

Anybody else seen this kind of ridiculous behavior?

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BarnacleBill's avatar

Designer labels on kids, period.

15acrabm's avatar

no! thats insane
like crazy insane
like insane asilame insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blackberry's avatar

Idiots producing more idiots lol…...Growing up with some old-fashioned people, sometimes I was told ‘Black people don’t swim’, or ‘Black people don’t snowboard…’.

tranquilsea's avatar

Sometimes, but not very often. What I usually see are parents who are just trying to do the right things for their kids.

Blondesjon's avatar

uh, do i have to be the dick that says stereotypes exist for a reason?

iamthemob's avatar

Always – little girls in dresses with dolls, little boys with baseball mits.

KatawaGrey's avatar

Where I work, we sell these funky little finger puppets for a buck each. We have a bunch that are various kinds of fairies. A couple came in who were buying lots of stuff and the woman picked one of these fairies up and said that their son would like it. The man then said, “We have to teach him that’s not for him.” I was stunned. If I had been able to recover, I may have said something to him, so it’s probably a good thing I didn’t. Of course, he had told me and my manager earlier that he DJ’s at a strip club. Surprise surprise.

@iamthemob: What I find most interesting is that both little girls and little boys play with dolls and both play sports. The difference is that a little boy’s doll is an action figure and a little girl may be a gymnast rather than a baseball player.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Of course, generally speaking that’s what happens instead of parenting.

Mikewlf337's avatar

If the parents are idiots the kids will be idiots. I know it sounds wrong but kids are sponges and they absorb whatever they see and their parents behavior.

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Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Well….......there are those parents who insist their twins act like a tandem, two ends of a book end and not as single people.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Yes, I’ve seen that too. It’s disturbing.

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