Episode 10: Tattletales

Main idea: How has tattletaling has become the way we deal with other adults?

Kasie, Jessica, and Melissa can’t believe how many adults are asking for authorities to intervene. In everything.
  • Who we are:
    • I’m Kasie, I’m in Columbia and I’m happily homeschooling my daughter (age 12)
    • I’m Jessica. I live in the Upstate of South Carolina, and I have two boys, 6th and 6rd grade. 
    • I’m Melissa in the lowcountry, 3 kids in elementary school
  • The purpose and scope of the episode- 
    • When did we decide we were going to avoid unpleasantness and confrontation by telling the government on each other?
    • If you are you a Karen for confronting someone, what are you when you tattletale on them?
  • Today’s topic: 
    • In an Apple News (via Slate) column called “Care and Feeding” (just WTF?) millennial parents explain a recent playdate that resulted in:
      • Their friends accusing them of abusive parenting habits
      • A crisis of confidence (“OMG! What did we DO?”)
      • The columnist saying, be prepared to have CPS called on you (and not being facetious)
    • Where does the need to tattle come from?
      • An inability to reasonably address conflict
        • What do you do when your kids disagree with each other?
        • What about when they disagree with friends?
        • What the fuck is wrong with adults who write to Slate the kind of whiny bullshit I’m seeing there?
      • Were you ever worried about your parenting approach?
        • Don’t we all try to just do better than our parents?
        • What do we do that our parents did, too?
      • Do you judge your friends for their parenting behavior?
        • What, specifically do you judge?
          • Melissa: Before I had kids I was more judgemental. 
        • Do you tell them how you feel? Why or why not?
          • Melissa: If it was a close friend then yes, usually nicely 🙂 
        • Would you call Child Protective Services on them?
    • What does “call CPS” tell us about our inability to solve our own problems?
      • The nanny state and government “solutions”
      • Why don’t people think they can do this themselves?
      • Where do we go from here? How do we “fix” this?
      • Can true liberty exist if we cannot police ourselves?
  • Coming up on the next episode: 
    • Knowing When and How to Say You Messed Up
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  • Thanks and goodbye

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Published by kasiewhitener

Author of After December, host of Write On SC, YouTube channels for both and blogging like it's my job at http://kasiewhitener.com

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