reply to post by andy06shake
On a more serious note the poor kid, the person responsible for such an act deserves a good few months in a prison cell with Big Bubba/Bertha the
beast for company IMHO!
Huh, the kid admittedly threw something at the clerk no? If the kid was older, they would be getting the charge. Granted, I think kids should be
outwitted by adults rather than just simply beating them when they act up (the act usually entirely lost on children and instead are just mad at what
happened to them, instead of remorseful for their actions) yet, that being said, sometimes kids need a whack in the ass to set them straight.
Disciplining another person's kid is the main problem here. Unless parental rights are given to you, it is far beyond someone's rights to go around
laying smack down on random kids that act out. Except, where are the bloody parents in this case?
The boy’s mother and sister were in the store at the time, but didn’t see the attack firsthand.
You don't say? Maybe if they had their eye on them, this type of thing wouldn't happen.
Some kids are unruly.
I remember I disciplined one family friend's kid, and they proceeded to hit me back. I actually had trouble keeping in my laughter. I realized though,
simple physical punishment would be essentially useless on this brat. So, I devised a plan to discipline them by understanding their weakness and once
identified I had the kid in tears, simply through talking (not yelling). All in all we developed a pretty good bond over the years. The kid respects
me and I have respect for them as well. Physical punishment never worked with them. And I actually feel bad for him sometimes because the parents
never understood that. He took punishments for years and it was completely useless, and all it did was create a large gap between him and his parents.
They also have a yelling problem, which, merely creates strain on them and the family. The thing I never understood with some parents is: If it ain't
working, why keep trying the same thing over and over again?
Some kids stand up to authority, I don't necessarily see that as a bad thing. Which is why I wouldn't punish a kid simply based on that either.
Sometimes that personality should be applauded, since you know they will stand up for their rights, and the rights of their family and friends (so
long as they are taught to direct their energy to that). The most important thing with kids like that, is to instil a good set of morals/values, so
they are not
using their personality traits for something negative.
In the case of the OP,
This little $%#@ is sitting on TV playing the victim card "Oh the evil old lady was beating me trying to hurt me! Boohoo, I'm just a poor little boy
and I am going to suffer my whole life from this!"
Dear lord, the kid even calls it "torture".
Way to go parents, you raised a little $%#@, you don't keep your eye on him, let him do whatever he wants, and when it comes down to it, you let him
get away with it.
Bottom line, I wouldn't want someone else discipling my kids, which is why I would do it myself. And, kids will be kids. Yes, kids are gonna be little
$%#@'s, it is a given
. No different than the sun rising and setting. However, there is consequences to your actions. And kids have to learn
that early on.
If this were my kid, I'd hope I'd be able to control them enough that this wouldn't even arise, as I would be able to teach them how to act in public
when they're with me. But, given the standard actions of kids, it's still likely to happen.
I'd probably have a word with the lady that did it. I sure as hell wouldn't parade my kid on local media claiming them a victim and vilifying the
store clerk. Have some self-respect, dear lord...
Can't believe they are talking about the possibility of 20 years behind bars for an incident like this.
I don't think the woman was in the right (As it wasn't her kid, and she wasn't given temporary parental rights) but nonetheless, no way, no how,
should someone be looking at any jail time for something like this.
Hell, in the old days this kind of punishment was standard, and just about every teacher offered up this kind of punishment nationwide. (I don't
actually agree with it, but it's ironic how much things have changed over the years.)
So what lesson did the kid learn? You can send people away to jail if you play your cards right. Even if you are bad, you can come off looking
Can't wait to see how this little bugger turns out in 20 years.
No responsibility, no lessons learned, no remorse... A real winner we got here.
Lets say the woman got sentenced 20 years for this. Imagine that darling little puke in 20 yrs, (Oh that lady that 'tortured' me is getting out
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