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  • This should have been titled "assume your child is dumb and you're a bad parent"
  • I'll tell you how. Don't.
  • Never mind the 20 dead kids in the corner, child, you need to know about something that is less believable than ghosts.
  • Fark you, MNN, you're as good as Huckabee today.
  • Here's how you explain it:
    "Some people are idiots who'll believe the craziest things."
  • Gunny Walker: Here's how you explain it:
    "Some people are idiots who'll believe the craziest things."


    It took five, but it's done.
  • Yesterday tried really hard to be the death of joy. The Mayan doomsday came once they were fully assimilated.
  • Well see, they wrote all this bank softwarea Calandar, and, uh, to save space, they used two digits for the date instead of fourstopped going 5000 years into their future.
  • Brother_Mouzone: Never mind the 20 dead kids in the corner, child, you need to know about something that is less believable than ghosts.


    Unless you believe that the 20 dead kids are ghosts.

    /amidoinitrite?
  • not so much for the 20 ghosts... most have moved on. Three from the back, by the fish tank still cry.
  • Basically they cut down all the trees and otherwise overharvested natural resources to feed an economy that was designed to pamper an elite oligarchy that was living on the backs of the vast majority of the population that did all the real work, causing an ecological and social collapse.

    /wait, what?
    //...never mind.
  • Looks like kids.gov is overfunded.
  • If you want to make a quick buck son, write a book about doomsday. Sucker born every minute.
  • Deep Contact: If you want to make a quick buck son, write a book about doomsday. Sucker born every minute.


    No true words have been said.
  • I'm worried if I tell my children about stupid made up crap being fake they won't believe the stupid made up crap I want them to think is real. What ever shall I do?
  • Can the right-wing blowhards stage a "They're coming for our guns!" counter-offensive in the next 6 days that escalates into a global apocalypse? Stay tuned, kiddies!
  • I teach at a public high school and many of my 'kids' are freaking out over this. One is so freaked out that he's moved beyond being scared and has entered the anger phase: "Why are people just sitting around and waiting for it to happen? Can't we do anything to stop it?"

    Also, on Dec. 12, 2012, the kids wanted to stop class at 12:12pm. They acted as if it was New Year's - they were cheering and taking pictures and insisted I take a screenshot of my computer's date and time. I gave them about two minutes to 'celebrate' and sent them back to reading Lord of the Flies.

    *sigh* Five more days till winter break starts.

    /Freshmen
    //Bleck
  • jakepowers: This should have been titled "assume your child is dumb and you're a bad parent"


    Children are dumb. That's the point of the article. How to not tell your kid that they're stupid for believing what they hear on tv, on the playground etc.
  • FTA :How to explain Mayan doomsday to your kids
    Kids.gov offers tips to help parents and other caregivers help alleviate kids' fears about doomsday rumors.
    By
    Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience
    Thu, Dec 13 2012 at 7:00 PM



    Shame on MNN, they should have know there was going to be a mass shooting at an elementary school the next day.
  • RanDomino: Basically they cut down all the trees and otherwise overharvested natural resources to feed an economy that was designed to pamper an elite oligarchy that was living on the backs of the vast majority of the population that did all the real work, causing an ecological and social collapse.
    /wait, what?
    //...never mind.


    So they wrote a calendar for 5000 years, but they lived like there was no tomorrow? That sounds just like--wait, I think I see where you were going with that.
  • I dunno, my kids watched the hype over Camping's predictions, saw the billboards, all of that, but they thought it was odd someone would take the word of a random guy that the world was gonna end. They thought it even more odd after we explained that people have been predicting the end of the world since we started recording human history, and probably before that too, and not one of them have been right.

    They aren't even phased by this one.
  • If you're compelled to teach your kids anything about the Mayans, teach them that the Mayans didn't see the Spanish coming.
  • So, what subby is suggesting is if your kids actually are worried about what they've overheard from morons about the end of the world, instead of explaining the truth to them and alleviating their fears, it's better to give them more tangible threats to worry about.

    Genius parenting.
  • meat0918: I dunno, my kids watched the hype over Camping's predictions, saw the billboards, all of that, but they thought it was odd someone would take the word of a random guy that the world was gonna end. They thought it even more odd after we explained that people have been predicting the end of the world since we started recording human history, and probably before that too, and not one of them have been right.

    They aren't even phased by this one.


    Well yeah if you want to raise your kids to use logic, that's one way to go.

    But some people need to have the government create a website for them that they can just give their kids a link to and get back to their beer.

    // How come it's acceptable to point and laugh at people who believe in the Mayan religion, but not contemporary religions?
  • This article could also help you explain the Mayan Doomsday to stupid adults.
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