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63 Responses to British Mom Lets Her 3-Year-Old Son Smoke

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    firetiger16 Female 18-29
    362 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    Link: British Mom Lets Her 3-Year-Old Son Smoke - Now if this was in the U.S. her kid would have been taken away. And somehow, the kid was able to light it himself.
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    sarahxoxo Female 18-29
    493 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    I feel bad for the kid for having such a crappy mother.
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2009 at 10:15 pm
    Smoke up kid, life`s short.
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    viczko Male 13-17
    906 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 10:22 pm
    damn. that is super hardcore pooty ass parenting
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    Britain has Social Services which will take your kid away if you mistreat them, they`re actually more strict in the UK than the states.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    January 25, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    I can`t even look at this. The title alone made me cry.
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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2009 at 11:08 pm
    This isn`t gonna make me any friends in the UK, but British parents pretty much let their kids rule the place. I`m serious. I lived there for three years and couldn`t believe how so many kids acted badly and how people treated them.

    Over here (in Canada) a kid that disrupts class is usually given detention and a call to the parents. If it happens over and over again, parents will be called for a meeting with the teacher and hopefully the problem will be solved. Time and time again, parents in the UK take offence at the very notion of their precious little snowflakes getting in trouble. They place the blame on the teacher, on other students, on the school. Anyone but their child.

    My unbiased observation of children in the UK.

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    Quebec1217 Male 18-29
    109 posts
    January 25, 2009 at 11:17 pm
    "I never smoked a cigarette until I was nine."
    --H. L. Mencken

    You need to wait a bit kid...

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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    Jeez, my first cigarette was of the age of 19.
    My first real taste of alcohol was 2 days later.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2009 at 12:10 am
    I don`t think Cashcleaner is right in the slightest. *MY* observations of the UK (12 years) and of the states (2 years) showed that parents in the UK were the ones disciplining their children (spankings), with the US not, instead relying on Passive Aggressive Psychological abuse.

    Incidentally, the parents in the UK disciplined their children far more than here in the United Arab Emirates.

    Precious little snowflake indeed.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2009 at 12:18 am
    Blah blah blah, blatant generalizations about entire countries, blah blah...
  12. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2009 at 12:44 am
    I`m surprised she got off with so light a sentence in the Nanny State.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2009 at 12:48 am
    Fiiiine, Opie wins.

    Still, I did say generally. I am aware there are physically abusive and non abusive Americans, Brits who spoil their kids, and Arabs that spank their kids.

    I just think there`s a difference in what is publicly acceptable. In the UK it is publicly acceptable to spank your kids moreso than the states.

    In the UAE, the general way of stopping a kid from crying is to buy them something.

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    titania Female 18-29
    119 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 1:02 am
    social services in the uk is rubbish at the moment.

    baby p for example.

    it seems to go from one extreme to another,

    they either take your children away with no good reason,
    or they`ll only act when the child is so mistreated they die.

    i`ve lived here my whole life, have a 13 month old and another on the way, and the place where i live specifically, people only seem to have a baby so they can get a free house and the benefits that go with it.

    i hate the thought of bringing my children up here, but im not going to go into the whole teenage knife crime and how many kids get stabbed just walking down the street, give me the heebee jeebees. i hate knifes, bleuh

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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 1:16 am
    "I lived there for three years and couldn`t believe how so many kids acted badly and how people treated them."

    Ive lived here all my life and i agree with you, I was brought up in a very rough area, i have an older brother (exactly 5 years older than me, to the day). The only reason we are well behaved and have manners is because our parents knew what they were doing and made sure they spent the time to bring us up properly. I can`t say the same for most other parents today in Britain.

    "Blah blah blah, blatant generalizations about entire countries, blah blah..."

    lol, they do have a point though, whether i enjoy saying it or not, my country is messed up, but so is the rest of the world...

    "social services in the uk is rubbish at the moment.

    baby p for example."

    Oh god don`t even remind me :-(

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    Astrid87 Female 18-29
    248 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 1:23 am
    stupid stupid moron of a mother! I smoke myself but I`d hate for my children to smoke, and at three years old is just disgusting. she should be shot
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2221 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 1:31 am
    " Now if this was in the U.S. her kid would have been taken away. And somehow, the kid was able to light it himself. "


    Yes and NORMALLY it would be the same in UK. This Judge was just an idiot.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 1:31 am
    HA, BAAL TOLD ME I WIN, HAAAHAHA I WIN THE INTERNET!

    :`D

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    cunegonde Female 30-39
    160 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 1:45 am
    I don`t know what the big deal is, my mom taught me how to smoke. Bought me my first pack of Pall Malls, too, when I was a wee lass of 4. Dear old Mum.
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    Aj_ratboy Male 18-29
    165 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 2:00 am
    CashCleaner, where in the uk where you for you 3 years of bias observation...
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    PreoSmo Female 18-29
    472 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 2:13 am
    That`s messed up. She should`ve lit the cig for her kid--he could`ve started a fire!
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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
    495 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 2:50 am
    Cashcleaner.. I believe that your observations are right. But this isn`t true all over in the UK (as im sure you would agree) .. i do feel like the area that you lived in, was probably a bit of a crap one!

    Im from a normal town in the south-east, i went to a normal school... and I wasn`t surrounded by the terrors that you mention. I dont think my classes were ever interrupted, and if they were im sure a detention would have been on the cards.

    Countries have their good parts and their bad parts, their bad kids and bad parents, good efficient institutions and ones where sometimes, people fail... UK isn`t the best, it has major problems, but i feel so incredibly lucky that I was born here, and im quick to defend it.

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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 3:31 am
    This is pretty bad. Some people do not deserve to be parents.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2009 at 3:44 am
    Opie:: Yup, congrats. You win the internetz. I was the end boss. I`m working on your cutscene now. :P
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 4:02 am
    The only thing that should be illegal there is her blue eyeliner.

    Opie and Baalth both deserve each other. You are both boring twats who fail at life.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 4:06 am
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    ***************GAME OVER DEVI**************
    *******************************************
    ******************YOU LOSE*****************
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 4:44 am
    Devi why are you such a hopeless b*tch all the time?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 5:05 am
    Retract the claws ladies.
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
    2245 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 5:28 am
    did anyone else flip through those pictures and read all the other messed up stories on there. what a terrible way to start my day.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 5:28 am
    Amaq, me. The kelly one as the bad one.
  31. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 5:33 am
    "Philadelphia mother Andrea Kelly and others were charged in the death of Danieal Kelly, 14, who authorities say wasted away from neglect. Danieal weighed just 42 pounds when she died in August 2006, her body covered in bone-deep, maggot-infested bedsores. Andrea Kelly refused feed or care for Danieal and kept her son from calling an ambulance for his "dying sister," the grand jury report said."

    .....:|

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    Kryptonite Male 18-29
    89 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 6:39 am
    wow, those other stories on that pages are terrible..
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 7:57 am
    I went through those Masterminds photos after seeing the first one about a bus driver slamming the brakes and injuring kids. That bitch would be in a world of hurt if she did with my kids on that bus. She`d be begging to be put in jail.

    I`ve seen some of the others in stories here before, some real idiots. Wow the amount of stupidity in this world is just scary sometimes.

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    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
    1065 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 8:11 am
    Big surprise that Mr. know-it-all Baal comes through again with all his wisdom *rolls eyes*.

    Oh and that Mom is a douche bag.

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    Saintantress Female 30-39
    52 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 8:48 am
    Poor kid. Dumb bitch of a bad mother.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 8:48 am
    More to the point, these days, with over-the-top Political Correctness and the right to belt the living crap out of a naughty child taken away from the God-given raisers and teachers of a child (its parents), how the hell is she supposed to STOP the child smoking if it wants to, without being locked up?
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    Concetra Male 18-29
    2051 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 8:57 am
    reminds me of this kid. He wins. Period.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXAQ8KCTN...

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    fillemorte Female 18-29
    741 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 10:03 am
    cigarettes are disgusting.

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    fillemorte Female 18-29
    741 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 10:08 am
    most of those stories I had seen before

    its not as bad as muti killings

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    je_scream Female 18-29
    763 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 10:09 am
    Ok, I could possibly understand if the kid were like 14 (legal age in UK`s like 16) but three...bitch you should burn.
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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
    495 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 10:10 am
    Just to be unneccesarily pedantic, the legal age in UK is 18.
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    je_scream Female 18-29
    763 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 10:35 am
    18? woah, I`m shocked that`s the same for here...oh, wait here it`s 19. But still, it`s phucked up.
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    SirKevin Male 13-17
    241 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 11:27 am
    I love the way the subtitle of the artcile seems to assume that in the UK we find giving cigarettes to toddlers ok. And to be honest, I am pretty damn surprised she got to keep the kid. Damn well shouldn`t be able to.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 11:31 am
    Indeedy Trix, damn me and all that pesky wisdom I have lying around.
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    HarryDresden Male 18-29
    99 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    wow i see this on the news and i read this and oh boy does this make my chest swell with pride over my home town of Merthyr Tydfil

    i swear to the rest of the world we are not all like that

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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2389 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    Thats nothing in Russia there videos of 5 year olds doing heroin intravenously. Also the kid should be take from her
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1655 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    tbh Im not surprised... I mean the amount of kids that get drunk when theyve been left alone near alcohol is shocking, and ciggaretes arent so much harder to use.
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    i would have given her kids to a foster family and given her the opportunity to earn them back. i dont think they should just be whisked away and she should never have the opportunity to have custody again, but the woman obviously does need help before she is able to care for children.
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
    2314 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    How can a three year olds lungs even handle that?
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    "Big surprise that Mr. know-it-all Baal comes through again with all his wisdom *rolls eyes*."

    Yes, I as well hate it when people give valid information pertinent to the topic at hand.

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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2066 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    Yeesh. Did she overuse the eyeliner or what? ...eh, sorry. I`m surprised that a 3 year old could do that. She must`ve taught him how to often. =_=;
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    Madridlondon Male 13-17
    32 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    this is awful why would someone teach their child this
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    "Big surprise that Mr. know-it-all Baal comes through again with all his wisdom *rolls eyes*."

    When will you realize ball does know it all. Your drinking haterade

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    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    if the kid is doing it himself then there is nothing that the social services can do other than tell the mother to keep the ciggerettes out of the kids way... free will isnt always the best thing
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    wildde Male 13-17
    163 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    OH what, she aint british, shess amerciansh
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    what a cool mom. the day we take kids away from parents for smoking is the day we`ve all collectively lost our minds.
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    Gunit1 Female 13-17
    851 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    The worst i ever taught my baby bro was to say ass and hell. Never anything really bad like fruck.
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    french88 Female 18-29
    98 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 8:25 pm
    "This offense would normally cross the custody threshold but I do not want to cause your children any further emotional harm by separating them from you," he said.

    And I thought our country was f`ed up

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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    January 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    Offensive title is offensive.
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    titania Female 18-29
    119 posts
    January 27, 2009 at 2:24 am
    "Just to be unneccesarily pedantic, the legal age in UK is 18"

    since when? did i miss something.

    i thought it was legal for a person to smoke at 14 but couldn`t legally buy them till they were 16 here in the UK.

    actually now you mention it i do remember something, did they put the legal buying age for cigarettes up to 18? what can i say, i dont watch much news

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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
    495 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 3:19 am
    Haha yeah, I guess a year ago - maybe more! Whenever they did the smoking ban, i forget when that was!
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    Mistinguett Female 18-29
    53 posts
    February 1, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    smoking is one of your 5 a day
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    stevee0506 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2009 at 6:19 am
    Thats really sad to hear ppl???

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