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I would know.
I had this issue once working at a camp. A parent gave the kid 2 soft slaps on the butt- no sting, no pain. Just pats. Which could VERY well been what happened. EVEN THOUGH it`s wrong to touch a stranger`s child, I really don`t know if "assault" is an appropriate term
That parent had the cops called on them and faced assault charges because of one bitchy lady who called the cops all the time for nonsense. No one else thought of it as assault.
Yeah people need to punish their kids more. (a lot more!) but we aren`t allowed to do our jobs any more! As long as we aren`t beating our kids leave us the hell alone when we swat their butt in the grocery store because they want a cookie!
Your PC Lovey-Dovey attitude is why nobody bothers helping any more, for example, when a bag snatcher or rapist runs past them - they just say "It`s not my job" because as a child, no-one was allowed to even tell them off, except their own parents.
Ummm... Really Lionhart? Sounds a little flakey to me. When the going gets tough, people do what they can. Most of the time, people haven`t encountered such a volitile situation before and freeze. At the end of the day, it`s the person who commited the crime who is the douche.
This wasn`t in Florida?
The most effective thing my parents did to me?...told me they were disappointed in me because of something I knew was wrong but did anyway. Man, that sucked! I`d almost rather have my ass beat...almost. It`s too bad more kids today don`t have that kind of respect/fear of their parents. Too many parents want to be their
BULL. SH*T. It is the responsibility of SOCIETY to demonstrate to its young, a standard of behavior that is acceptable and the consequences of failing to adhere to that standard, and it is the responsibility of ANY and EVERY adult to do that. Your PC Lovey-Dovey attitude is why nobody bothers helping any more, for example, when a bag snatcher or rapist runs past them - they just say "It`s not my job" because as a child, no-one was allowed to even tell them off, except their own parents.
There was once a time, not long ago, when if you did something wrong, the local cop slapped you, literally dragged you by your ear home, and waited round to make sure your parents gave you a thrashing too. And it worked, until the 60`s when everyone decided Love was The Answer, and crime went through the roof.
You got a nice set of thinkers. I like you.
Even to shake their hand? Or pick them up if they fall down? Once again, use common sense. If a kid falls down on the playground, I`m going to pick him up, even if he is not my kid. I`d expect any parent to do the same for my kid.
Now, I play tickle with my own kid, which is sort of an intimate contact, and I would never play tickle with a kid who isn`t mine, especially never with a little girl. It`s just simple common sense!
Use common sense: it is highly inappropriate in our society for an adult male to touch a female child in the way you describe. But it is perfectly acceptable for an adult female to do the same to a boy, for one obvious reason. A grown woman isn`t going to stick something naughty in a little boy, but a grown man just might do that to a little girl, and that would be the most horrible thing anyone could ever do to a child. It is simple common sense. All of the teachers at my son`s pre-school are women. Naturally. It`s OK for a woman to help a little boy go to the bathroom. It is NOT OK for a grown man to help a little girl (that he is not related to) take off her clothes. Common sense.
Right on - in my integrated neighborhood, it seems like the black neighbors are more educated and successful, on their way up, while the white neighbors are uneducated and trashy, on their way down) Anyway, when our kid was little, our favorite neighbor (who is black) had a nice chat with us about how it takes a village to raise a child, and we could feel free to give her boy a whuppin` if we caught him doing something, and the implication would be that she would do the same for our boy.
Her job is with child protective services. She knows what she is doing. Her kid is super nice and has perfect manners. He plays at our house because we want him to set a good example for our kid.
Mouthy black kid, Arrogant black mom, Incomprehensible black grandma and a hilariously harsh legal system... 6 months for spanking a kid?
Whats next? Death for TP-ing?
The woman charged was wrong when she chose to discipline someone else`s child.
In her defense, she comes from a generation when it wasn`t exactly a crime to discipline someone else`s child... 35 years ago, it wasn`t out of the question to spank someone else`s kid if you caught them doing wrong. In the African-American community, it often meant TWO ass-whippings... one from the neighbor that caught you doing something you shouldn`t have been, and another from your own parents when the neighbor told them. I know, because I got two ass-whippings when I intentionally flooded a neighbor`s garden and got caught.
The child-woman who is the mother of the little boy in question is an obvious hood-rat, and I don`t doubt that her child did or said something that justified being disciplined. Her righteous indignation is highly questionable. Her attitude indicates that her child is undisciplined.