Originally Posted by atakdog
You're implicitly assuming the child is "yours" in some sense. Why?
Well, he is mine in the Jerry Springer, "who fathered that child" sense.
I am only stating the way that people think of such things.
I do feel a strong bond to my child and I do want some control over how he is treated and taught by others.
I don't think of him as an object of ownership, except for that I do value him over him above some random child.