I Don't Agree With "Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard"

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    Rocking My Baby And Babies Don't Keep

    The sound of a child laughing is the most beautiful sound in the world. They teach us so many things about ourselves and the world they live in ,to squelch them is horrible. Most of you know I am a big kid and prefer to be playing with the kids over time spent with most adults...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2010

    Can I Talk Now?!?

    My grandfather went by that motto.  I loved him so much but I always knew that if we had company or if we went to someone's house I was to sit still on the couch and not say a word, unless someone prompted me to.  Now I am nineteen and I do not talk unless someone...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Nov 2, 2008

    Children Should Be Children

    There is a time when children should be quiet. There is a time when they should just be themselves, boisterous and full of energy. They should be themselves as often as possible. Cause all to soon childhood turns into young adulthood and that chance is gone forever. Then...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2008


    Whoever does agree with this Quote, 1, should not be a parent, and 2, is seriouslly messed up in the damn head! I mean, how the hell would you like it if, someone told you, that you can be seen but not herd? I mean, come on? It makes no sense at all. Not to mention that it is...
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    2 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    Children Should Be Able to Do What They Want, As Long As It's Not Harming..

    Whenever my family's at a restaurant and a child is nearby and keeps shouting my sister starts saying "argh.. can't they stop that kid?" and my mum says "I couldn't stand that anymore nowadays..". But I just think "I'll hear that child for maybe an hour...
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    4 Responses Aug 25, 2008

    Silencing Hope

    "In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings." Ann Landers "We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open." Harry Edwards I...
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    7 Responses Oct 4, 2008

    Freedom of expression

    Since we have freedom of expression and freedom of speech and all these supposed other freedoms, children, even though they have smaller bodies, are still people so they should be allowed to experience these also. They should also be given the freedom to contribute...
    rosienewman rosienewman
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2008

    Hell No!

    As a teacher, somedays I crave for them to be silent but then I feel guilty for not letting them be children and let them speak. When I first met my last form class I was evil to them. They had a reputation and it went with them everywhere they went. It even rubbed off on to me...
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    Aug 3, 2008

    Being Given A Child Is A Wonderful Gift.

    yet there is so called parents,that will treat this gift ,badly,as if they hate them,i think that the best thing about them ,is being able to teach them every thing and they can learn so fast,so if your child is all ways asking you what is that,then tell them,as they grew up they...
    danielm85948 danielm85948
    61-65, M
    Mar 30, 2011


    Try being a teacher....................................JOKES!
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    Sep 10, 2011


    i don't agree with children should be seen and not heard . i was treated like this during holidays and certain other times . children are gifts and should be seen and heard and listened to . they have different views and ideas .
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    1 Response Mar 10, 2010

    Always Grateful

    My parents always put us kids first and I am actually very grateful for what they had done, even so simply as not ignoring us in public. We were never talked over in conversations, but asked questions and we really understood what it was like to talk and behave around adults...
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    1 Response Aug 3, 2008

    Me Either....

    I don't want to see mine....LOL   Just kidding, don't send hate mail!
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    Let Them Express Themselves!!

    Kids are Very inteligant. I Feel They should be able to speak. If they Express themselves With Respect. Hell ya let the Kids Speak. Someday they are going to be Taking Care of Us if they are shut out and not allowed to Speak there minds they Never learn!
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2008

    I Don't Agree With "children Should Be Seen And Not Heard"

    I don't agree with the statement. Children should be seen and heard. Their suggestions should not be ignored. Some children are immature and rude, but it doesn't mean they don't have a voice. People don't understand that children play an important role in their development. If...
    dave0903 dave0903
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 18, 2010
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