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We speak with aspiring rationalists with children.
Our previous episode pondering children – Kids, These Days
Louis C.K. has a bunch of stuff on parenting
I Wonder by Annaka Harris, a book on emotional intelligence for children
Article on treating kids like people
The Rider and the Elephant (and the Path!)
Republican Baby vs Christian Baby
Bryan Caplan argues that kids basically turn out how their genes direct, and parenting has little influence, so don’t sweat it too much (as long as you aren’t neglectful/abusive). Short Post and (comparatively) Long Book.
The Biodeterminist’s Guide to Parenting
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Hello folks, love the Podcast
Can you share the rationalist meetup Pamphlet mentioned in this Episode?
Thanks a lot
Yup, here you go!
Firstly, here’s a link to a comic on this topic that sorta brings a lot of the first part on the point: http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/happiness-spigot
Now, with that out of the way, I don’t have kids and I’m not sure how much of my memory is fabricated (for example by my mother telling stories about when my brother and me were really young and not sure how much of it is a genuine memory and how much is based on her tales)… so I feel like I can’t contribute much and I guess this is a short comment compared to my other ones. 🙂
I have a friend with kids that sort of subverted one of the concerns that were raised on allowances. His kids get like a $20 gross allowance but really only gives them $5 to spend. He set up a budget for them that takes out “Rent”, “Utilities”, and “Taxes” (plus probably putting a third into their college fund or something) so that they get an idea of how budgeting works. I seem to remember the “Taxes” portion goes into a jar on the fridge and they use it to get ice cream or something, since taxes are money the government takes to get you things you like (right?).