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I made a couple long comments elsewhere and I should archive them somewhere less ephemeral, for reference.

on defining fanfic )

on deciding whether to become a parent )
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Lots of people are suggesting concrete actions to take in the wake of the Public Domain Boobs Project. A non-exhaustive list: [livejournal.com profile] miriammoules ponders teaching communication skills—which I suspect has a lot in common with the "Our Whole Lives" sexuality education curricula from the Unitarian Universalists, and let me just say that I am even more determined that FutureBaby should get some variant of this than I was before; [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic has another long meaty post on how not to be That Guy; and as already noted, [livejournal.com profile] backupproject is starting up.

I've been noodling with a related question since quite early in this discussion, the source(s) of self-esteem. cut for length )

So, now I'm wondering how to raise FutureBaby with a fundamental conviction that you are the best judge of your self-worth, based on sensible moral and ethical values (or some other way of phrasing it that avoids both sociopathy and too much dependence on the opinions of others). Not just with regard to sexual behavior, but in everything, starting from day one.

If you all have recommendations for resources, or comments about what worked for you, or things I've overlooked, or anything else that you'd like to share, I'd like to hear it.

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Is there anything so effective at making explicit one's class prejudices as lists of baby names?

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Okay, if you've been bursting to give us advice related to FutureBaby, here's your chance:

two questions )

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Or, rather, if you (a) do not believe that Santa Claus literally exists and (b) do believe that it is a good idea to tell children that Santa Claus literally exists, defend your reasoning.

(Chad and I are watching Hogfather. I remain unconvinced that the reason given in that story is valid, but that's hardly the only argument, so don't limit yourselves to that.)

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