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Well at least she's already planned ahead for the future.

you might have a little bit of trouble getting her completely out of the nest lol on the other hand when kids get older they normally want to leave immediately.

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Well at least she's already planned ahead for the future.

Bright future ahead :)

On a slightly unrelated note, that Chowder profile picture is great.

right. shell be saving on some finances in some areas. glad she has it all figured out. now she just needs to find that husband haha. im thinking you need to have a chat with her.

But hey, when I was 7, I wanted to be a housewife with ten kids and a husband who works a lot and is barely at home. She'll change her mind over time. :)

I wanted to be a fairy at 7 years old. I either had really low or really high aspirations.

#70 its all sort of related coz its all to do with food :) and eating :)

you might have a little bit of trouble getting her completely out of the nest lol on the other hand when kids get older they normally want to leave immediately.

Mostly in the US imo. Just the culture of "You're 18, out of my house!" we got going. In other countries I've gone to, there's never really any kind of stigma, need, or want for an adult staying with his family until he/she can get their life going.

#82 I don't know. I know plenty of people staying at home till they get life together. I'm 21 in school no job and I live at home. and I know lots of people like that. my brother was 23 before moving out. so not all of the US is like where you are

What on earth for? It was an honest answer made by one who is unaware of the extent of future responsibilities.

you seem like you would be an awful parent if aren't already one

I didn't mean spank her for saying that I meant spank her in general so she doesn't end up like that later

Exactly right, magicman13. "Don't! *spank* You! *spank* Ever! *spank* Speak! *spank* Innocently! *spank* Again!" Idiot.

#19: That's called "beating", and it's child abuse.

22: it's also called lazy parenting.

Wow... Maybe try to explain what happens to you if you're unemployed...

In a textbook I had it said that spanking has only been proven to cause mental and emotional problems later in life, and that there's actually no solid proof that it helps them to have better behavior when they're older. It only temporarily causes them to act the way you want. I guess that's why quite a few countries actually have anti-spanking laws, and the countries who have them are doing very well.

Spanking is not child abuse, spanking is discipline and more kids need it today if you ask me.

#28: Spanking can be used for discipline, but you said to spank "in general" for the extremely small chance she'll actually follow through with a child's answer. That's not discipline.

I don't think spanking your child is necessarily wrong, as long as it's not excessive and the child understands why they're being punished. But for the love of god don't spank a child for saying something funny like that

I got beat as a child, and have not grown into this monster you speak of. There is no reason in this case for a spanking, bit in some cases it may be the best option.

#3 maybe we should punch you in the face, not for what you said, but you know, as a preventative. Dumbass.

Spanking a child only works if the child can see the connection between their behavior and the spanking. I'm not sure I can see a connection between what the child said and a need for a spanking. What would that teach her? That mom/dad don't want to hear what she thinks? A spanking would be a bad move in this situation.

At age 7 she should at least know that stealing is wrong. Even if it's asking someone to do it for her. Maybe not spanking her but some teaching of what's right and wrong is in order here.

She is only seven and may not understand the relationship between real world job, etc.... My daughter wanted to be a nutcracker when she grew up. I thought she meant a ballerina, but she wanted to be the kind that cracked nuts. Now at 20, she's in school majoring in Bio-mechanical engineering. Hopefully, she's not just going to apply her skills to making a better nutcracker, but at least she'll have some skills. Kids idea of the world evolve continuously, so there's no need to be alarmed unless she keeps expressing the same ideals well into middle school and teens

@47 she is seven let her go

Bad idea 59. Its easiest to train a child when they're young. If you always "let it go", you end up with an adult that has never learned manners and is to hardened to heed guidance.

#3 you aren't helping yourself

#3 I feel bad for your future children

On a completely different note docbastard is back yay

Idk. I've never been spanked and I'm a good student who's never been drinking or done drugs...

I was spanked as a child by both parents and I always knew the connection between what I did wrong and the punishment. However, as I got older the punishments got abusive. Smacks to the face just because they got pissed, grabbing my face, shoving me into wall corners, calling me stupid/bitch/slut, etc. I don't know how long it'll take me to forgive my parents for the verbal, mental, and physical abuse. Spanking isn't abusive, however I'm not saying at ALL that I agree with #3! Just giving another side. :)

I believe that spanking is a very effective form of punishment. my sisters and I were spanked by both my parents while my older step brother was never spanked a day in his life. To this day my sisters and I have a far more accurate idea of what right and wrong is compared to most people. I have never been in trouble at school, and have an amazing connection with all my parents.I have respect for them.. im 17 and have only been grounded twice since I have been in high school. My stepbrother on the otherhand, rebeled at the age of 16. He got busted with drugs and my stepdad did everything in his power to help him, but by then it was too late. Nothing worked. Never have I been beat or verbally assulted. That is terrible. But I would just like to say me and my sisters are very greatful that we were spanked at an early age. My parents always explained why before hand, and always hugged us afterward. It pays to discipline early on, so you can avoid a bratty teenager later. I'm just adding another perspective.

right! all the comments have becoming spanking vs. explanation... I know I'd talk some sense into her rather than beat some sense into her"

Just remember to leave to the front door open. Replacing those can get expensive

Sounds like a plan!

Then teach her differently, it's your job as a parent to inspire her to want to be more than someone who thinks it's ok to sponge on their parents their whole life.

She's 7, for goodness sake; I seriously doubt this is what she's going to do as an adult. It falls more into the "Kids say the darnedest things" category. Hell, when my daughter was 7, she told me I could live with her when I was old and gray. I might have to live in the basement, but she would help me up and down the stairs. Her father made the mistake of trying to gain sympathy, and asked if he could live with her too. She looked him straight in the eye and said, "Nah, we'll probably just stick you in a Home." Did I reprimand her? I couldn't, I was trying too hard not to laugh.

I agree with #18. No 7-year-old has their life planned out... Even with the support of a very compassionate parent.

Yeah, when I was 7 I wanted to be a bear trainer. I wanted to be able to put my head in their mouth without having them bite me, and hug them all day. That didn't turn out how I planned it, thankfully.

But that's my point, at 7 I wanted to be something, not just scrounge all my life.

Haha, thanks #48, but I'm perfectly happy hugging my teddy bear instead now. Things have changed. PS: and I'm now off to listen to some Bob Dylan.

Exactly! We asked our six year old what she wants to be when she grows up, one time she answered that she wants to work at Walmart and the other time she said that she wants to be a cheerleader. A child that young doesn't know anything about the real world yet or how any of that works.

#7 She's only 7 years old, little kids do that, I did it when I was 7 years old, it's not like we do that when we actually grow up.

When I was 7 I wanted to be an architect, but now I'm a communication engineer. Not too far I guess

She coulda said worse. Like an axe murder, or Justin Bieber.

because there's so little difference between the two?

She is only seven. She must be seeing this somewhere. Also, her brain is not developed. Right now, she cannot imagine leaving home. Wait until she is older. She will changer her mind with you teaching her to be a contribution to society instead of a deadbeat.

your 7 year old has a husband??? that's terrible!

The internet, it does things to young minds.