Re: Jeff's Blog for episode 12
- From: D-W <D-Dubya@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008 23:06:35 -0800
On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 23:22:43 -0500, "Obveeus" <Obveeus@xxxxxxx> wrote:
"eddiegirl" <nospam@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
D-W, Maybe I haven't explained this very well, or maybe we have different
expectations for 18 year olds. Here is an example. When our son turned 18,
he was still our son, we still helped him financially and emotionally, and
he was still part of our family. If he had been in foster care, he would
have been out on the street on his own at 18 because he would have "aged
out" of the foster care system and no longer part of his "foster" family.
Foster families are not the same as adoptive families. I can only speak
for our state, but here foster families are only paid to care for children
until they turn 18. After that the children are entirely on their own.
Things to consider:
1. a good percentage of kids have not yet completed highschool when they
turn 18. How many kids with no highschool diploma could 'take care of
The kind who became apprentices in early adolescence and learned a
trade, just like in the old days.
2. I read awhile back that the average person now lives with (and off of)
their parents until about age 25, so expecting 18 year olds to finish
highsxchool while supporting themselves is a tall order.
Yes, turning a child into an adult has become a long process, and has
for some reason been steadily lengthened with each passing generation.
I just don't see the need for it or understand the reason.
3. Ken still lives with his parents. Matty lives off his grandparents
inheritance. Over the years, there have been a lot of other Survivor
players that fit the same bill.
And as a contributing adult member of society, I deem them lacking.
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