[extropy-chat] ethical issues with children

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Sun Jan 21 17:28:27 UTC 2007

>  The issue is my parents, both remarried, which between
> them represent four grandparents with exactly *one very adored grandchild*.
> All are doing well and want to give generously to their only
> grand-descendant.  This love often comes out in the form of enormous stuffed
> animals.  The baby ignores them of course, as it is physically impossible
> for him to play with these absurd devices.

Been there, what a problem! Suggestion: request donations to a
prep-school/college/graduate-school fund until at least the child is old enough to
really appreciate certain carefully selected toys.

It's not like the child is lacking for *anything*. ;)  You and Shelley will go
without food before Isaac is actually in want.

Boxes are good toys for little ones. They come in all sizes and can play many parts.
Bashing toys together is certainly something children enjoy. Boxes are pretty safe.
And they're not terribly loud when they crash together. If they break they're not
likely to injure anybody. And if they get chewed on that's not the end of the world
either. ;)

It's very good to see extropians dealing with this kind of thing.

Best regards,

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