Originally Posted by strange_wings
It's very sad that people have to be forced to consider their children's health before their own selfish indulgences.
I'm sorry, but I do NOT agree with you.
If we as individuals do not take care of OURSELVES first, then we cannot care for anyone else, including children.
In fact, in most instances that I am witness to, it is the children themselves that ARE the adult's "selfish indulgences," for stupid people just keep on breeding and breeding.
Case in point, a friend of mine has an adult daughter that lives in a trailer, works at Walmart, her DH has no job and she is now pregnant with child NUMBER THREE.
Why? Because SHE LOVES BABIES.
Yep. That's just brilliant. Can barely support the two she has, but here comes number three!
By the way - I smoked in my home when raising my daughter, and she never had a single ear infection in her life, nor does she suffer from any respiratory problems.
Media tends to inflate the extremes. Propaganda isn't always based on falsehood, but propaganda is pretty much what passes for "news" these days. Like the government studies that blow through our tax dollars to tell us things like: Coffee is bad for you. No, wait, coffee is GOOD for you. Uh, nope, sorry, latest study says it's bad. Wait, today, newest study shows it's good for you.
Give me a break!