Your Call, I-A-B: Will This Punishment Work? [Pic]

Submitted by: hovalady411 5 years ago in Misc

Getting busted for smoking weed--the age-old teen crime. But does this sort of punishment work?
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Male 766
Kids love that california hippy new age crap because the consequences are so little. Now, taking the xbox or no allowance is cruel and unusual punishment. My daughter was rude to her mother. I disconnected the cable tv until she treated her mother with respect. Just imagine a 15 yr old angel. It was easy. I`m smarter than a 15 yr old. This was 20 years ago. The canadian government would put them in a foster home with punishment like that today!
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Male 294
Yeah, nameless is pretty much right. At that age a lot of drug use is about the social boost it gives, which usually results in the young people we all know from the internet who obsessively try to make sure everyone knows "YES, I DO DRUGS! I AM A DRUG USER!" through any means possible, so really I don`t think embarrassment will be an issue. I`m guessing from most of the indications here that whoever designed that punishment is probably some out of date churchgoing busybody who doesn`t have any idea what she/he is doing.

They look a bit unhappy, but I`m guessing that`s more from having to stand in the street on a hot day for an extended period.
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Female 208
Most kids that age start doing drugs because of peer pressure, they want to be "cool." I don`t see how giving them a bragging-sign is punishment lol.
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Male 15,165
Wear it with pride!
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Male 1,016
My mom sat me down to have the "drug " talk one day after school.....I was sooooo wasted at the time.

If My parents made me do that all my friends and neighbours would have driven by yelling ....tell us something we don`t know!!!
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Male 406
They where properly high when they where doing the punishment. -I know I would at that age.

Might just be me, I was a bit of a rebel.
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Male 15,832
Beats going tossing salads in juvy.
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Male 1,449
@eddy666, it worked for me!
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Male 7
If the goal is to let all the other kids know who can help them score a hit, and to let the dealers know who`s in the market, then: Yes, yes it does.
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Male 523
@kangoala You gotta start somewhere. Some of the greatest people in our history started out lower than that.
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Male 523
@mcboozerilla The negative effects of weed are really played down in today`s society. Sure, compared to some things out there, it`s not that bad, but it`s definitely not something I`d want my child getting into under my household. Also, a lot of nice jobs these days have started drug testing when considering applicants. It`s a good way to weed-out (no pun intended) applicants who may not make the best employees.
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Male 523
@NNoamfer Not wanting a kid this young to smoke weed and cigarettes is reasonable.
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Male 523
What`s with these new-age parenting techniques? Just tear his ass up with a paddle and ban him from seeing the outside world for a month. That poo works every time.
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Male 198
Should have printed that on an orange jumpsuit, then make him pick up trash along the streets. Have his punishment be useful to the community, instead of just possible humiliation.
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Female 430
"Should`ve just erased his x-box/playstation memory cards."

I still have those. I would cry.
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Male 226
"It does not matter if it is `borderline acceptable` or even if it`s legal. It matters what the rules of the household are.

You live in a house, you follow the rules. It`s good practice for real life."

You missed my point. I`m not saying that they shouldn`t be punished. What I`m saying is you`re taking a child and putting him in an environment that is much more acceptable to that type of behavior than your Household.

There`s no `humiliation` here. I`m sure the kid got a couple of high fives.
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Female 313
His parent`s don`t want him smoking weed. That`s what has to do with it. When he`s 18 he can do whatever he want, right now he is their responsibility. My younger brother cost my parents thousands of dollars in fines by the time he was an adult because of it.
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Male 3,894
No, it won`t work. Please, you think they`re embarrassed about what they do?
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Male 17,512
Should`ve just erased his x-box/playstation memory cards.
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Male 646
Well, cigarettes are bad for you, but what does weed have to do with the punishment?
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Male 1,195
NNoamfer: [quote]... this can affect them for the rest of their lives.[/quote]

So... what you`re saying is... it works?
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Male 1,558
He`s high right now!!
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Female 3,562
"If those kids aren`t emotionally stable..."

What the hell kind of kids ARE emotionally stable? Robot kids, maybe. "Oh no, we can`t hurt little Johny`s delicate feelings, he`ll jump off a bridge if we punish him for ever doing things wrong!"
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Male 7,774
In the UK he would be laughing, boasting, adding the pic to his fb account. Kids get away with everything over here.
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Male 11,739
I don`t know if it works, but it will embarrass the hell out of them. I would do it to my kids in a heartbeat. Anyone who thinks it`s child abuse should never have kids. It isn`t abusing them. If they hold up the signs and don`t care that everyone knows, they have bigger problems. IF it gets them to stop, job well done.
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Female 3,562
I don`t know, I think the kid isn`t going to be embarrassed at all. If anything this is like holding a sign that says "I`m cool and rebellious and I get into trouble a lot because I`m a bad boy." If the sign said "I steal money from my dying grandmother" it might work, but that`s about it.
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Male 8,413
kangoala-"Especially if your aspirations aim no higher than middle management"

No matter where you go, there are rules. You can either live by them, go elsewhere, or pay the consequences.

Even if you OWN the company, you will be told how you can, and cannot, treat your employees. You will be told what taxes to pay.

If you life in anyone`s house, be it your parents or one you rent, you have rules you must follow, or get out.

Even if you own your own home, someone is telling you things you can, or can`t, or must, do.

The trick is to live where you want so what you want is allowed. Otherwise, if you don`t follow the rules and/or laws, you will face consequences. Want to drive 90mph? Fine, go ahead, you will get a ticket and eventually lose your license.

This kid just learned that doing what he did will get him public humiliation. So he`ll either: a) not do that or b) try to be more sneaky.
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Male 8,413
NNoamfer-"In my standards this is child abuse."

Then don`t do it to your child. But your standards mean exactly dick in this kid`s life.

NNoamfer-" you must confirm that the rules of the house are reasonable"

No you don`t. It has nothing to do with you. Any parent can set any standards they want.

NNoamfer-"causes unnecessary anger between the children and the parents"

Parents are not required to be `buds` with their children.

NNoamfer-" humiliates the kids"

Which harms the kids in no way. If you do something stupid, you deserve to be humiliated. It`s called `Real Life`.
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Male 15,510
Your future is in their hands, America
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Male 425
Where is my sign? ;)
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Female 2,761
"but first you must confirm that the rules of the house are reasonable."

Well, I don`t know about your house- but in mine as a kid, smoking weed was a no no...

pretty reasonable rules if you ask me
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Male 702
@MeGrendel
Yes, great practice for real life. Especially if your aspirations aim no higher than middle management. Keep on keepin` on mediocrity!
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Male 10,338
Child Abuse?

Oh good lord! Punching a child in the face with a closed fist is abuse. Spanking them with the buckle side of the belt is abuse.

This, is creative punishment.
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Male 1,216
In my standards this is child abuse. You can say that the rules of the house are highly important, but first you must confirm that the rules of the house are reasonable.

This only causes unnecessary anger between the children and the parents, and humiliates the kids. If those kids aren`t emotionally stable, or at least not fully, this can affect them for the rest of their lives.
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Male 3,369
well, you could put hoodies on them, and have them walk through neighborhoods at night with neighborhood watch guys, and wait till they get shot so you can jump on the "they smoke weed so they must be bad kids anyway" bandwagon.
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Male 3,842
If I was in high school, and I saw some kids holding these signs, I`d invite them to come party with us when their punishment was over, make a new friend, maybe score a new weed connection
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Male 6,737
Nah, won`t work.
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Male 256
what is he like ten
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Male 8,413
Keyh-"I did something that is borderline `acceptable` in today`s society."

It does not matter if it is `borderline acceptable` or even if it`s legal. It matters what the rules of the household are.

You live in a house, you follow the rules. It`s good practice for real life.
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Male 735
smok weed errydey
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Male 2,172
It sends a message to the kids.
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Male 10,338
AGREED HPR! No souls at all lol.
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Female 2,761
I don`t think it will work... kids today have no souls
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Male 1,949
Make them wear only boxers with little hearts on them and an "I love Justin Bieber" pin in their hair....
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Male 226
Public humiliation? Holding a sign that basically says "I did something that is borderline `acceptable` in today`s society."
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Male 3,326
Depends on the kid.
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Male 39,525

That....and an ass whoopin
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Male 5,811
@sweetrebelnc: "I will PT you all until you f ucking die! I`ll PT you until your a$$holes are sucking buttermilk!"

Oh, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman...
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Female 4,039
Probably a good way for him to score some weed.
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Female 846
and really, there are worse things that kid could have done. maybe it was a little extreme.
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Female 846
coming from a military household, every time I got in trouble, I got PTed, which was awful. and honestly, it just made me work harder to not get caught. I suppose public humiliation would work a little bit better. Who knows.
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Male 10,338
Yep, coupled with a good ass beating.
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Female 1,262
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