Donald wrote:No. You seriously think we ought to spend money and time prosecuting parents for a 6-year-old's temper tantrum?
Causing physical harm and violence... I don't know. Maybe.
Depends on the investigation into the child and parents.
If the child isn't deemed to have any kind of underlying psyche or medical issue then something has taught them that violence is the answer. I believe it's a parent's responsibility to teach a child that violence is wrong. Do I think a parent should be charged the first time a kid acts out? No... probably not. But there's usually a pattern with these kids. This is learned behavior.
What if the kid's not 6 but 13? Would it be okay to pursue the parents then? What's a good age? Never? Wait til they're adults committing crimes then nab them? No consequences for the parents then ever?
At what point does the child get to have rights? How much does the child have to suffer at the hands of his neglectful parent(s)? Why is it okay to even let a child devolve to the point where they're inflicting physical violence on to other people in vicious ways at such young ages? These ain't
no "temper tantrums".
Why should it ever end if there's no consequences for shitty parenting? How much suffering should these children endure? Even when we finally take the kids out of the home there's still no consequences. Well, at least for the parents there isn't. Traumatizes the hell out of the kids of course.
When do we say enough is enough and hold parents responsible for the damage they do to their children?
I'm sick of seeing these beautiful kids at stores with their asshole parents being shitty to them and everyone else around them and thinking to myself that that poor kid doesn't stand a chance in life.
And all he did was be born to the wrong people.
It's fucking absurd.
The innocent kids seemingly have no rights and their asshole parents do.
And we keep enabling it.
Plain ass backwards.