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

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Thread: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Because the news didnt run 24/7. The first recorded shooting in a school was in 1764 in Pennsylvania. It happened. Charles Whitman? 1902 Altona?
    It came on 5-6 times a day in the 70's, let's not go extreme fringe

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    maybe when you are 6
    I dare say that even as a grown man, if someone forced you to wear such a sign and stand out in the street, you would learn to resent them.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    of course it does. My Dad used to say he told me NO sometimes even if there was no real reason just so I could learn how to handle disappointment. That is something few kids of today have a grasp of. Many of them grow into adult kids posting such tripe as what is above.
    This seems a separate argument to me though. She can be taught humility without being humiliated so publicly, which very well can lead to worsening of behavior. There have to be other methods, including the counseling option, that they should try first, especially when the article says her behavior coincided with her uncle's death. I also think that some authority doesn't deserve respect. Many parents and teachers are just awful and less capable than the teenagers they're responsible for. Also who cares about middle school grades seriously?

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    I dare say that even as a grown man, if someone forced you to wear such a sign and stand out in the street, you would learn to resent them.
    Not as teenager that knows there are consequences for their actions. Now someone raised in a liberal home might.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    This seems a separate argument to me though. She can be taught humility without being humiliated so publicly, which very well can lead to worsening of behavior. There have to be other methods, including the counseling option, that they should try first, especially when the article says her behavior coincided with her uncle's death. I also think that some authority doesn't deserve respect. Many parents and teachers are just awful and less capable than the teenagers they're responsible for. Also who cares about middle school grades seriously?
    The last sentence goes to show what we have become

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Not as teenager that knows there are consequences for their actions. Now someone raised in a liberal home might.
    I 'll dare say that, if we had a child psychiatrist here, rather than opinionated old men (you and I )..he would state that the child would continue to rebel - consequences or not..and that liberal or conservative makes little difference....
    I feel that Viktyr is correct and, if that were me...I'd HATE - much more than just resent...

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    The last sentence goes to show what we have become
    And just exactly what have we "become" ?
    BTW, its just me, but, I'd take all grades, from pre-school to post-grad courses, seriously.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I 'll dare say that, if we had a child psychiatrist here, rather than opinionated old men (you and I )..he would state that the child would continue to rebel - consequences or not..and that liberal or conservative makes little difference....
    I feel that Viktyr is correct and, if that were me...I'd HATE - much more than just resent...
    Just as we would expect a liberal progressive child would. The thing about child psychiatrists is most of them have never had children. It is kind of like a dentist make reccomendations on heart surgery procedures, it means dick.

    Why is it that progressives think that expectations and discipline are wrong and then blame guns for the decisions these stupid kids make?

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    No. I would've done the same. Let me put it this way...I grew up in a home where if I would've even thought about being disrespectful, I would've been picking my teeth up off the floor.

    Sure teenagers are going to have moments of disrespectful behavior, However, it turns into a habit quickly. Better nip it in the butt before it's out of hand.

    If a person does nothing...then don't be surprised when your children wind up being a teen parent, dropping out of high school or winding up in juvenile detention ... or worse.

    Living in fear - NOT a good thing - so obvious ..

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    And just exactly what have we "become" ?
    BTW, its just me, but, I'd take all grades, from pre-school to post-grad courses, seriously.
    We have become a society that wants to blame inanimate objects for people's bad behavior that we have chosen to ignore so they could "express themselves"

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