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The metro Detroit woman who drove 12 hours and about 725 miles to give her teenage son to the state of Nebraska under its safe haven law did so because she was stressed out and was trying to teach him a lesson, according to the youth's affidavit to authorities in Douglas County.
The 13-year-old told officers his mother said as she left him, "Just do what you have to do, and I'll check back with you soon." He had luggage, extra clothes and $10, according to an affidavit.
The teen said his mother told him that because police were involved, he "would realize she wasn't kidding anymore."
Originally posted by OhZone
...I raised 2 boys and I can sympathize with this woman. Had their father been a responsible person & father I would have gladly let him take the older boy. ...
Originally posted by sir_chancealot
And yet, you still chose to breed with him. Remind me again who the "irresponsible one" is again?
Originally posted by OhZone
Obviously you naysayers have not raised any children.
They can be a big problem.
You can yell and scream and make yourself into a witch trying to impress them that you are really angry with their unacceptable behavior and it just goes in one ear and out the other.
He will do what he wants to do and has little or no idea of the consequences of his acts.
When they would rather play than do their school work at school'
What are you going to do?
When you drive them to school and drop them off at the front door of the school, and they then just walk back home, what are you going to do?
Teen age kids are sub-human.
.....times when I came home from work and was so tired and stressed out and having to face them that I felt like just leaving.
I understood how it was that so many men just upped and left their families.
Originally posted by rcwj75
I find it VERY interesting that the article does not mention the mother's age. If I had to guess she is under 25
[edit on 10/15/2008 by rcwj75]
The parents of a Southfield 13-year-old abandoned in Nebraska got a small court victory today, as an Oakland County judge granted an emergency motion to return two of their four children to live with dad, but not mom.
Today’s hearing was meant to address the parents' parental rights to the 13-year old. But after examining their home, spending time with the children and observing the parents, the Department of Human Services and the childrens’ attorney asked to return the youngest, biological children to the father, change the 13-year-old’s custody to temporary, and to leave him with his younger brother, also foster-adopted, in a foster home. All four children are still under the care of the state.
Originally posted by Clark W. Griswold
I see this case as a parent who failed, but the child is being punished for it.
Walk a mile in someone else's shoes people before being so sure what you may have done in the same situation.