posted on Oct, 5 2013 @ 04:25 AM
I really don't understand why some are saying the father is a bad parent for disciplining his son before he goes totally wayward.
A parents job is to teach kids that there are consequences in adult civilised society for bad/unacceptable behaviour, and many times a consequence is
jail. It is an important lesson to teach them if we want them to be included and function in civilised society when they become adults.
All he did was give the lad an unpleasant consequence for bad behaviour, and also at the same time an unpleasant taste of what it feels like to be a
victim, two important lessons in one. It's no good pussyfooting around because words don't work with some kids.
Yes it hurts us to have to teach our kids harsh lessons and mete out discipline because we love them so much, but we owe it to them to do what we have
to do so they recognise and avoid in future, the paths which lead to jail.
From a responsible parent's perspective it's known as 'tough love'.
edit on 5-10-2013 by doobydoll because: (no reason given)