There are so many different methods of raising kids. So many different lines of thinking to teach them and so many differing views that parents will want their kids to go along with. So, when does raising your kids become brainwashing your kids? Isn't every parent going to essentially "brainwash" their kids to some degree? Look around at different families you know. Generally all of the kids in a given family will have similar behavior and think along the same lines. Should parents teach their kids to follow their political/religious/social lines of thinking or should parents never say a word to their kids about what they should or shouldn't believe?