View Poll Results: Did this teen get punished too harshly?

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    I don't have a problem with it. Humiliation can be a strong deterrent and a good punishment.
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Look at Clinton's behavior. Look at the last vote. Gee, I wonder where kids are learning this from? Can a Parent actually offset so many examples given to our children by the public? Can they compete, realistically with peers and natural selfishness and greed when society now has almost made a religion of it?
    Clinton is our most well liked President. You are obsessed with a personal matter that was none of anyone's business. What happens behind closed doors between consenting adults is protected by our Constitution.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I would prefer that she stood on the same corner holding a sign saying, "My Mom & Dad Suck At Parenting."

    If you have to resort to public shaming for your child you've lost control. The child at that point is the manifestation of your lack of parenting skills.
    It is probably a combination of the child and the parent. At least that's the way I see it. The parents were probably too lax at first and then realized they had a problem. The child thought they could do what they pleased and found out, not so much, and are now testing the boundaries and doing the normal rebelling that children do. There's bound to be clashes, control needs to be established firmly early and relentlessly. A lot of parental problems boil down to consistency which is VERY difficult to do. These particular parents are at their wits ends. So they are resorting to unorthodox methods. At least they are trying to be involved which more than many parents are.
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Its not too far...not like they hit the girl or anything.

    I'd say parents should be careful because these type of things could backfire and cause more rebellion.
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Is there a cause and effect relationship between those two issues, or could both be due to changes within society?

    It's hard to see how a corporal punishment policy at Sandy Hook Elementary could have prevented the school shooting there.
    what would it have meant to Lonza since his mother was never around. It has to do with shooters. thanks for the laugh

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    A real bad idea.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    I don't think they're horrible parents for doing that or anything. I think that a little public embarrassment can be a good way to punish a kid that age. And the dad stayed with her the whole time to make sure she was safe and to make sure she understood why it was happening.

    However, I don't know that it was the best response either. From reading the article, it sounds like the parents attribute her recent acting up and bad grades to her uncle dying in Afghanistan. And if that's the case, punishing her for the behavior is really just treating the symptoms of the problem rather than the root cause. They'd have been better off taking her to someone who can help her deal with the grief and loss.
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That sort of thing happens all too often now.

    "My child says that he didn't do it, and he never lies, so you must be wrong."
    "Why are you picking on my child?"

    and the all time favorite: "Well, boys will be boys!"

    to which the obvious response is, "Yes, they will be boys all t heir lives unless someone teaches them to be men."
    But since their father, if he's even in the picture, is probably still a boy... what do you expect?
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Clinton is our most well liked President. You are obsessed with a personal matter that was none of anyone's business. What happens behind closed doors between consenting adults is protected by our Constitution.
    NOT when it is behavior inappropriate for the workplace. Had ANY other major CEO done the same with an intern of the company, in the office, and been made public - the ones who minimize and excuse Clinton's behavior would be forming a lynch mob for the CEO.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    NOT when it is behavior inappropriate for the workplace. Had ANY other major CEO done the same with an intern of the company, in the office, and been made public - the ones who minimize and excuse Clinton's behavior would be forming a lynch mob for the CEO.
    If it had been the CEO of a company no one would have known about it. There was no reason for it to be made public except political reasons. It was just another GOP travesty that keeps happening. The Reps. have no other way to compete. Their policies are so unpopular that they stoop to the lowest possible levels to make political points instead of doing the right things for voters. It is not working though, they have failed to win the popular vote in 5 out of the last 6 Presidential contests.

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