I have wondered about this for quite a long time...actually since Family Ties was on TV and they were having the little boy. I remember the parents telling the kids that they had to help out with the baby (changing, feeding, bathing, babysitting, etc.) because the parents couldn't do it all by themselves.
I get teaching your children responsibility with chores and such, but I also can't help but to think that this is YOUR baby and YOU made the decision to have this baby, not your kid, so why force your kid take care of his/her younger siblings? I remember what I had to do as a child chore-wise and I hated and resented every one of them...I would have hated to of viewed a baby the way I viewed a dishwasher that needed emptying.
I have a feeling I'm going to get bashed because of this because there will be some to read this as though I am putting them down, which I'm not. I'm not belittling anyone or their parenting ways, I'm just curious as to the reasoning of the differing views.
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