I think they went too far, even if grounding doesn't work that does not mean you should publicly humiliate your own child, especially on a busy intersection where she will easily be seen by someone from your church or even her school, thats just setting her up to be bullied. And I don't think any "counselor" would advise public humiliation for a punishment, nice try.
I think they did the right thing. Maybe she will snap out of it and study now. Good job!!
Honestly, though I agree children who misbehave do need a bit of discipline, perhaps a better response would have been to take her to a councilor, try to get her talking about the REASON behind the behavior. Public humiliation, be it for adult, teen, or child, honestly does nothing but cause more problems. Why? Due to the fact that Public Humiliation can lead to bullying, and a sense of shame that does more harm than good psychologically. Though I agree you need to keep a child's behavior in check, you still need to consider the balance of how you do so.
Parents like these are always the ones who are criticized when it's the 'don't give a damn' parents that should be made accountable for what their offspring become and the bureacrats are as much to blame for making it against the law to discipline your child. There is a huge difference between discipline and abuse.
If her parents don't try to nip this in the bud now she will probably end up being another government dependent. Good Job Guys!!!
These kids today are always posting everything on You Tube or Facebook so what is the difference she got a taste of her own medicine Parents need to take back control of their children with a little punishment
Good job parents. I discipline mine so that the police/courts don't have to. Fear of consequences is gone, fear keeps people from doing a whole of things.
I don't know if I would have made it public, and I know the children today all feel entitled, so maybe not a bad idea, cause it helps other parents with their struggles to get their child to understand where they are in their relationship to others and parents and family.
Maybe if more parents didn't worry about what the public would think and think more about how to discipline their kids less kids would be in trouble.
My hat goes off to these parents.
I think that the parent's did a good job. If she has good friends and a strong family, well then they will help with whatever problems arise from this. But I don't think the girl is going to be bullied. I'm glad these parents took action when they did. I'm twenty-five and I NEVER would act like an ingrate to my mother. Go parents you did a good thing.
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