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Guy is our 11-year-old son. And my crime? Smacking him once after he had ignored my warnings to stop his temper tantrum and repeated swearing.
He and his 16-year-old brother, Oliver, had then concocted a tissue of lies claiming we had starved and beaten them and - far worse in their eyes - refused to let them have their games consoles.
But rather than examining my well-fed younger son and his unmarked, if rebellious brother, the police had called in social services and arrested us.
Nowadays we have to give them a 'time out'. Yeh... in my day, my dad would take 'time outa' his day to whoop our ass.
Originally posted by Michelle129
I have never understood what exactly the "rules" are when it comes to abuse reports to the appropriate authorities. I'm in Canada so we call it Children's Aid here (just so noone is confused). ......
......Is there not some set of standards? Precedents these child agencies follow...or do they just pick strategies out of a hat at random??!! Three very similar cases, yet all treated three totally different ways. Maybe it's because of WHO made the inital call, I don't know, but it seems so shady and unorganized to me. There are people out there being wrongly accused, and people who ARE guilty being let off easy. This just pisses me off after dedicated a good portion of my life to caring for kids..