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posted 03 July 2008 05:53 AM      Profile for TemporalHominid   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Whether it's sports, academics, beauty pageants, or VH1's I know My Kid's A Star" - I get concerned when adults pressure children to achieve for the parents' financial gain, emotional gratification, and for their status.

I love my child for who they are, not because I think my child is a psychic, or has ESP, is good at math, or is a great composer.

I certainly am not interested in exploiting the personality, the traits, or unique characteristics of my child; and I am not interested in producers, advertisers, networks, and the "psychic" adult celebrities, in profiting from exploiting children.

From: Under a bridge, in Foot Muck | Registered: Jul 2004  |  IP: Logged
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posted 03 July 2008 06:16 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah. I already know my kid's a star. He doesn't have to go on some game show for me to know it.
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posted 03 July 2008 10:36 AM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No kidding! What a repulsive show. Get out there and pimp your adorable child! Get them into a lifestyle that is almost fully guaranteed to fuck 'em up for life! And win $$$!!!

Danny Bonaduce is the host, apparently. I can't imagine wanting to expose my children to drug-addled nutjobs, regardless whether they have a childhood claim to fame.

Psychic Kids looks like a horribly exploitive show, too. If adults want to get up and hoodwink people, fine, they've probably got their reasons. But when a parent is having their child do something like this, there's usually a lot of pressure on the kid -- unfair pressure.

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