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    Re: Florida parents force son to stand on corner with sign as punishment for bad grad

    Both of Michael's parents were present to ensure he was safe, and to give him food and water.
    "I don't know any other way, I'm trying to reach him," said Michael Bell Sr. "He doesn't want to be reached and this is my last resort."
    Bell Sr. says he wants to make sure his son realizes the importance of getting good grades so he can have a successful future.
    "If I don't do anything, he's going to be a statistic and I don't want him to be a statistic," he said.
    Michael Jr. says the punishment is already sinking in.
    "I'm sorry that it has to get to this point and that when I get back to school, I'm going to do better," he said.


    Read more: Florida Parents Force Son To Stand On Corner With Sign As Punishment For Bad Grades | Fox News

    Oh yes...terrible parents...I guess they lost the manual when the kid was issued to them. Of course...there is a better way...because everyone else knows the situation SO much better than the parents...

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    Re: Florida parents force son to stand on corner with sign as punishment for bad grad

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Or he might. Heck...we recently had a story of a mother arrested because she made her son still walk to school even though he missed the bus and funny thing...first words out of his mouth were...Its my fault...I need to apply myself more, not "Im sad because my mom punished me".

    Different parenting styles. Who knows...maybe...just maybe the kids parents actually know him better than you or I and believe this might be the only thing that actually works.
    ok, i might not actually know everything. certainly not my style of parenting , though.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Florida parents force son to stand on corner with sign as punishment for bad grad

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Did your parents keep you in a bubble when you were a kid?

    Best way to teach your kids is to show them that there are consequences for your actions.
    yes, that's true. but the consequences don't have to be humiliation.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Florida parents force son to stand on corner with sign as punishment for bad grad

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    ok, i might not actually know everything. certainly not my style of parenting , though.
    Nor mine. Still...

    My third child decided he wanted to drop out of high school. I 'let' him. What choice do you have? I told him I love him, I support him, will stand by him. I wont take away the consequences of his choices but will always love him. He re-registered on his own, graduated ahead of his peers, is married, has a career and is a great father. All you can do is what you can do.

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    Re: Florida parents force son to stand on corner with sign as punishment for bad grad

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    ok, i might not actually know everything. certainly not my style of parenting , though.
    Sorry about the snippyness of my response. I re-read it...I come across like an ass (again). I apologize.

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    Re: Florida parents force son to stand on corner with sign as punishment for bad grad

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Sorry about the snippyness of my response. I re-read it...I come across like an ass (again). I apologize.
    no, i wasn't offended, no apologies necessary.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Florida parents force son to stand on corner with sign as punishment for bad grad

    Good for the parents.Hopefully the kid has such a horrible experience that it will straighten him up.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Florida parents force son to stand on corner with sign as punishment for bad grad

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    yes, that's true. but the consequences don't have to be humiliation.
    Sometimes it does, if nothing else has worked. I raised five kids, and learned early on that what worked with one kid... a harsh look and the words "I'm disappointed in you"... rolled off the back of another. The important thing is that the parents didn't just throw up their hands and say, "If he wants to screw up his life and not be able to get a job better than flipping burgers, it's on him."

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    Re: Florida parents force son to stand on corner with sign as punishment for bad grad

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Nor mine. Still...

    My third child decided he wanted to drop out of high school. I 'let' him. What choice do you have? I told him I love him, I support him, will stand by him. I wont take away the consequences of his choices but will always love him. He re-registered on his own, graduated ahead of his peers, is married, has a career and is a great father. All you can do is what you can do.
    I would have responded to that with a swift kick to the rear.

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    Re: Florida parents force son to stand on corner with sign as punishment for bad grad

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    yes, that's true. but the consequences don't have to be humiliation.
    Humiliation does not have to be the consequence, but you can see from the article it wasn't his first choice.

    "I don't know any other way, I'm trying to reach him," said Michael Bell Sr. "He doesn't want to be reached and this is my last resort."
    Last resort infers he had tried other things.

    The most important part of this article is right here

    Michael Jr. says the punishment is already sinking in.
    "I'm sorry that it has to get to this point and that when I get back to school, I'm going to do better," he said.
    Whatever the parents were doing was working, but the kid sounds like he is ready to try to shape up. This is a parenting success.

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