Parents Who Never Said "No"...

Gary Freitag gfreitag at GREATBATCH.COM
Fri Dec 14 15:29:40 MST 2001

>This is a typical, "blame-the-parents" diatribe.  On the other side, we
>hear of kids who go wrong because they were disciplined.  Maybe Manson
>went bad because his mother was a prostitute.  But then so was Louis
>Armstrong's mother.  What happened?   Jacoby is playing a simplified
>version of the blame game.  It's just much more complicated than he

While there are no guarantees, how can one discount a persons upbringing
as being extremely important to the outcome?  Just because kids don't turn
out like this 100% of the time is not sufficient to deny the fact.  Even
having drug addicted screwed up parents doesn't result in screwed up kids
everytime, but it certainly ups the odds significantly.

Gary Freitag
gfreitag at

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