parents who do not vaccinate their children

Children Should Not Have To Fight To Live

Anti-Vaxxers is becoming a popular topic, and after some careful considerations and research I decide to give my input.

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It is mind-blowing that 20 years ago parents had to make their kids get vaccines that were essential to their health such as vaccines for measles, polio, flu, etc. Now, some parents are wanting to opt their children out of these vital vaccines that can help their kids live a healthy life because of BS claims that "vaccines cause autism."

Because of the misconception that vaccines cause autism, and some parents believing the claim, as kids become older and are more aware of the benefits of vaccinations, some are having to go behind their parent's backs just to get the medical needs that they deserve.

That right there is ridiculous because teens should worry about doing things such as having piercings or getting their hair dyed, not fighting their parents to stay alive.

To the Anti-Vaxxer parents, let me ask you all this, would you rather have a child be happy and healthy, or would you want your child to struggle with the effects of a preventable disease for the rest of their lives and resent you for it? I am sure most of you guys would want your child to be happy and healthy, and I am also sure you all would want to have reduced medical bills.

This can only happen if your kids are vaccinated.

Vaccines are made for a reason. I am sorry to say this Karen, but if home remedies really worked, vaccines would not have to be made. Because of vaccines, the rate of childhood diseases declined, as well as infant mortality rates. To make it as simple as I can, vaccines are made from proteins, and proteins is a natural element that our bodies have since birth. Proteins are also present in the food we eat and even dairy products we consume.

No matter how hard you think you are trying to live a "healthier lifestyle" by avoiding getting your kids vaccinated, you are actually hurting them more.

At the end of the day, I can't make the decisions for every kid in this world that are fighting to get vaccinated, but what I will say is that kids are entitled to live a full life no matter who they are and where they come from. If you still believe that vaccines are harmful to kids, then I cannot change your mind. The only thing I can do is hope and pray that your children will make it in this world and if they do catch an incurable disease, I wish you luck on the relationship between you and your children.

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I'm Not 'Spoiled,' I Just Won't Apologize For Having Great Parents

Having supportive parents is one of the best things that ever happened to me.

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When I tell people that I am the baby of my family, there is always a follow-up question asking if I am spoiled. As I was a child, perhaps the situation was a little different because I did not receive material things but instead got my way or rarely was punished. I was most likely spoiled rotten in that sense, especially by my grandparents. Fast forward to the age of 19 and I can say that my parents give me everything that I need, not necessarily everything that I want.

But I still don't think I'm spoiled.

I might legally be an adult, but my parents still provide for me. I may live at school during the semester, but my parents don't charge me rent or utilities when I am at home. My mom still does my laundry. They pay my phone bill monthly. When my mom goes grocery shopping, she doesn't have me chip in to help. She will make sure the bathroom is stocked with tampons or shampoo so I don't have to worry about it. The both of them make sure I have the sufficient needs to not be hungry, cold, or without shelter.

They do all of these things because they want what is best for me.

While they pay my student loans, I give them money to cover it as well as a little extra each month for different expenses. If we go out to eat, I do offer to pay but often get shut down and end up leaving the tip instead. I help around the house and sometimes make trips to the store for food or cleaning supplies, not asking for money to be paid back.

I have a job that gives me decent hours, but my parents understand that money for a college kid is tough.

I pay for my own luxuries such as makeup, cute clothes, even to get my hair cut. Spoiled is typically defined as "damaged by having been given everything they want." Do I want another dog? Yes. Do I have one? No. Do I want a swimming pool in my backyard? Yes. Do I have one? Again, no. That is because both my mother and father still believe in working for what you want and even their daughter doesn't get a free pass unless it's her birthday or Christmas. Do I still have everything I could ever need? Yes.

My parents do the exact same thing for my brother and sister who are older than I am.

I know if I have a problem, whether it be financial or crucial, I can turn to them for help. A lot of people my age don't have parents like I do and I am extremely grateful for them and everything that they do. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

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8 Reasons I, A Late 90’s Kid, Am So Thankful NOT To Be A Middle Schooler In 2019

2003 is where it’s at.

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Watching middle schoolers in 2019 makes me so thankful I grew up in a time without Instagram and Tik Tok. I enjoyed my ugly, awkward, and braces filled middle school years.

1. No Instagram 

Gmail buzz was the biggest of my worries. I would come home and listen to 107.5 The River on my radio while taking selfies on photo booth (that never left my computer). I am so thankful I didn’t have to deal with posting selfies and looking up to Instagram models.

2. I was allowed to be ugly

I have not seen an ugly middle schooler in 2019. We all have our bad middle school photos full of peace signs and leggings under skirts. I’m thankful I have those photos to look back and laugh at.

3. Designer clothes weren’t a thing

Gucci belt? More like Justice monkey tee.

4. Disney Channel

I mean, what else is there to say.

5. Jeans and dresses were cool

Jeans and dresses were bomb.com. The easiest and most versatile outfit for any occasion. Paired with clips and a hair wrap.

6. Flip phones with keyboards

Verizon Envy. Pantech Impact. Razor. Chocolate. iPhones have nothing on the sound of clicking as you and your friends sit on the couch and talk about cute boys.

7. Platform flip flops instead of wedges

Juicy platform wedges with a bow. Absolutely stunning. Paired well with gauchos and a skin-tight tee. Easily the hottest outfit. Thank goodness we didn't have to break our ankles in flat form wedges.

8. After school we played outside

Coming home to play outside was literally the most fun. I’d pick a trampoline over making Tik Toks inside any day.

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