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    Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Parents Force Girl to Hold Sign as Punishment for Being Disrespectful. Tough Love or Too Much?

    Worried about their 13-year-old daughter's increasingly disrespectful behavior, Gentry and Renee Nickell of Crestview, Florida, decided to make her punishment humiliating and public. On Saturday, the teen (whose name has not been released) spent 90 minutes standing at a busy intersection with a hand-written sign describing her sins.

    It read: "Iím a self-entitled teenager w/no respect for authority. Iím also super smart, yet I have 3 'Dís' because I DONíT CARE."

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    No. To bad more parents aren't willing to start teaching these disrespectful generations.
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Maybe if more parents were this concerned and proactive about their kids, our schools wouldn't be the way they are now.

    The reason kids these days have no discipline or control is because all those Vietnam hippie asswipes grew up and adopted the "California Method" of parenting that consisted of "time-outs" and stating rules with all the force of a titmouse.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    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.










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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Parenting a child begins at Day One; in many aspects, its simply too late at Year Thirteen.
    If we have a really good psychologist, and a lot of money, the damage and harm MAY be repaired.
    What these so-called parents did was the wrong thing - the price we pay for "freedoms and liberties".
    The child is rebelling , so obviously, and I blame her not !
    And, the entire family should seek help.
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Parents Force Girl to Hold Sign as Punishment for Being Disrespectful. Tough Love or Too Much?

    Worried about their 13-year-old daughter's increasingly disrespectful behavior, Gentry and Renee Nickell of Crestview, Florida, decided to make her punishment humiliating and public. On Saturday, the teen (whose name has not been released) spent 90 minutes standing at a busy intersection with a hand-written sign describing her sins.

    It read: "I’m a self-entitled teenager w/no respect for authority. I’m also super smart, yet I have 3 'D’s' because I DON’T CARE."

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    I think it's a sign of desperation. I don't like the idea of humiliating a child. It might depend on the child, of course, but if a parent has to resort to public humiliation? IMO, they failed a long time ago.
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think it's a sign of desperation. I don't like the idea of humiliating a child. It might depend on the child, of course, but if a parent has to resort to public humiliation? IMO, they failed a long time ago.
    I may go there and check it out. I'm only 45 minutes away from Crestview.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think it's a sign of desperation. I don't like the idea of humiliating a child. It might depend on the child, of course, but if a parent has to resort to public humiliation? IMO, they failed a long time ago.
    That's what I was going to say. I don't see how public humiliation teaches what needs to be taught.

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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.
    I disagree. Children "expressing themselves" had gone way to far in this country. Humility is one of the best traits a child can carry with them into adulthood. Without it they are nothing more than juveniles in adult bodies that need sponge off Mom and Dad until they are 35.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I disagree. Children "expressing themselves" had gone way to far in this country. Humility is one of the best traits a child can carry with them into adulthood. Without it they are nothing more than juveniles in adult bodies that need sponge off Mom and Dad until they are 35.
    Who do you think is to blame when a 35-year-old is sponging off mom and dad??

    Humility and humiliation are two different things.
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