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What informally happens in families by the way of reading bedtime stories,
taking a vacation together, or having books available for reading creates
more equalities (compared to children who do not have these privileges)
than say bequeathing property. In any case, policy makers do not define
these informal practices. There is an assumption that what children can’t
have informally from their families can be accommodated with a good
education. On the other hand, is there a requirement to define certain
areas of what families must or must not do? For example, if parents make
their children to strictly follow a faith/religion and keep them away from
alternative possibilities, is that alright? What other views can become
strict diktats for their children and what would be the case if children
have autonomy in such cases? Here’s a fine debate on navigating this thin
line and answering these tough questions:

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/blogs/jonathan-derbyshire/if-youre-an-egalitarian-how-come-you-help-your-kids-with-their-homework

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