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Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by vkey08
Oops, I didn't pull the map back far enough. I have never been in that area, don't know what it is like.
If it really is a bad area, then the foster care situation is probably going to be even worse. Taking the girls away from her mother is still extremely wrong in these circumstances.
How did the twelve year old catch up to her mother? Sounds like the mother went around the block. Why didn't the ten year old stay with her older sister?
What ever people want to imagine about how this mother raises her children, it doesn't change the fact that the actions of the police and the court are wrong in this situation, and are only making the matter worse.
Originally posted by Kryties
Quite frankly my parents gave me the wooden spoon (or ruler - whatever was the handiest) on many occasions and I am no worse off for it, in fact I learnt my lesson well on many occasions. I have also been turfed out of the car and left to walk home on two occasions that I remember.
As far as I am concerned I will punish my kids the way I see fit - if that extends to using a wooden spoon then so be it (within reason of course, I wouldnt hit them so hard as to bruise or cause damage - just to give them a little shock). NOBODY has the right to tell me how I should or should not punish my children for being naughty. Law be damned, cops be damned, Childrens Services be damned - half of them don't have kids anyway so don't even have a remote clue on how to manage children.
Oh yeah, and for everyone that's about to call me names and have a go at me for saying what I have just said - I simply do not care what you think.
Originally posted by TheComte
Thirty years ago you could let your kid walk home with reasonable assurances that they would arrive safe. Nowadays, I think that's taking too big a chance. After all, you don't want to lose your child permanently for the sake of a little backseat argument.
I'd say it was ill-advised for her to leave them. However, I do think that parents should be able to physically discipline their children without fear. As long as it doesn't cross the line to abuse.
Originally posted by mystiq
The opposite happens when you show such a lack of concern for your child's wellbeing.
However, being heartless or mean to children creates mean teenagers. The object is to turn out children who love others, not authoritareans. That was abandonment.