Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Teach Me How To Dougie
It seems that a lot of folks are trying to learn how to Dougie. Wolf Blitzer and Barbara Walters are trying to learn how to do the Dougie. The Dougie might be a new dance craze like the Electric Slide that crosses over into all generations, but why do females always have to be referred to by the "B" word?
The Dougie dance does seem to bring out the lightheartedness in people and is popular with all ages and color. The dance might turn out to be the next Electric slide dance craze. However, it is not the dance that is disturbing, it's that "B" word in the lyrics. Come on now, young black men, you've got to stop referring to females as the "B" word. No female's mother on this earth named their daughter that.
Maybe, Pui Tak elementary school and an Darren Newton should have been learning how to do the Dougie.
A four year old child refused to cooperate. If your four year old acts up, should the school tie them up with duct tape? Pui Tak elementary school seems to think that is proper punishment, especially if they are black. Is execution next? Why do some folks seem to think that ALL black parents are the ONLY ONES lacking parenting skills and teaching their kids to be thugs?
The father thinks the underlying cause is racism. Granny is thinking--> glad the child wasn't one of those terrible 2s because no telling what would have transpired had that been the case. Patience is a virtue when dealing with small children. Some people do not need to work in positions that involve children.
When Irving later spoke to Gin about the incident, she warned him that the lack of discipline his son exhibited "is how it ends up with kids getting guns." ~~Huffingtonpost~~
There are laws that protect children against their parents. A parent could wind up facing child abuse charges and prison for disciplining their child using Pui Tak's method of punishment. They would be in court defending themselves against child abuse charges and Child Protective Services would be paying them a visit. So, is it okay for a school to abuse them?
Then there is Darren Newton, a dad who murdered his 15 month old baby and video taped it. A little duct would have came in handy to tie the dad up to prevent him from abusing that child.
Children have a soft-spot with me. I love having them around because it is never a dull moment with them. Like Ark Linkletter used to say, "Kids can say the darnest things." Children are such a joy to have around and you can learn from them too, if you pay close attention, and have a good listening ear. That is don't listen at them, but to them.
I always tell people that when you are a parent you are at the apprenticeship level, but when you become a grandparent you are at the journeyman level. Believe it or not when you become a parent you are in training and learning how to be one because there is more to being a parent than feeding, clothing, and keeping a roof over a child's head.