Give this Mom a Medal

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by SadieMae, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. SadieMae

    SadieMae Former Member

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  3. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    The link doesnt work for me......
     
  4. SadieMae

    SadieMae Former Member

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    Oh darn. I'll get the link right....
     
  5. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    ok....
     
  6. SadieMae

    SadieMae Former Member

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    LOL, I found out you can't cut and paste pictures. I learn somthin new everyday!! :D the link works now.
     
  7. LButler

    LButler New Member

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    The links work for me. The second one with mom kicked back sipping iced tea, or whatever, is priceless!!
     
  8. SadieMae

    SadieMae Former Member

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    It's too bad more parents don't take such drastic action to straighten their kids up.
     
  9. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    I think she could have handled this better, but at least she's doing something.
     
  10. jubie

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    I doubt this will do any good. He likely feels shame and anger but not because of his actions but rather what his mom is making him do. Likely just to make him 'steel' himself against feeling much of anything. Sad.
     
  11. Mabel

    Mabel Former Member

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    It doesn't sit right with me. Punishing the kid for stealing is one thing, but he already has plenty of issues to deal with if his father is in prison. One thing he doesn't need is to have his father's shame placed on his shoulders. I agree, it's good that mom is doing something and obviously she cares if she's taking the time to sit out there while he serves his sentence, but pointing out to the world that daddy is in prison is unnecessary.
     
  12. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    I suspect that mom wants to see him get where she thinks he needs to be, but doesn't know how to get him there. She could sit by and do nothing and maybe in this case, that would be better, but I've got to give her props for at least trying. Maybe the lesson will sink in, even if it takes a while.
     
  13. Hammerized

    Hammerized New Member

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    I have mixed feelings about this. We don't know what his father's crimes were (heck, we don't even know what this kid's stealing "crime" was all about), and we know nothing about the family- save for the mother's determination that her son NOT follow in his father's footsteps.

    I am just assuming that the mother knows her son, and has determined that he needs to realize that his father is a criminal and his behavior is not that of a positive role model.

    I am assuming that this mother has higher expectations for her son.

    I am assuming that she loves her son. That she is not placing the father's shame upon the boy's shoulders, but nipping his criminal activity in the bud while making a lesson of it for him. Lesson being: Keep it up and you will end up in prison- just like your father.

    Too many sons of convicts glorify their fathers' criminal dealings and use it as a kind of hierarchy within the gangs in most large cities. It is a cycle that needs to be broken. While I don't know this is the case with this family, it sure smells like the mother has been around the block and has a good nose for what's going on in her son's life. It seems like she knows what will work in curtailing this kind of behavior in her son. Who knows- she may have tried other things in the past- or this may be the first time her son has stolen... Most importantly, she is involved in her son's life and is obviously outraged at his behavior. You know, I find that refreshing. Unfortunately.

    So yeah, that's assuming a lot, but on the face of it? From what we really know? I applaud her. You do what works, legally. And somehow I doubt this kid has an X-Box and computer the mom can just take away as punishment... as if that ever worked anyway.
     
  14. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    It is like I told my son. If he gets in trouble, it embarrasses me, so I then have a right to embarrass him back. Being older and more experienced, I can be more creative!
    I would probably have left the bit about Daddy off, unless the kid was idolizing Daddy, and in that case then yeah it is appropriate.
     
  15. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    I would have made my child go back to the store and apologize, work off anything he couldn't bring back and probably take away some privileges, but I would NEVER make my child stand outside holding a sign like that. If my son was THAT bad, I would have the authorities make him do community service or something constructive.
     
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    This is great! I'm sure he'll think twice before he does something like that again!:D
     
  17. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    I think it's terrific too!

    Last year WaWa had this charity thing going on where they were collecting toys to give to children of criminals behind bars for Christmas.

    I was pissed!

    Let those kids know they have no presents because their low life daddy's didn't follow the rules! Let them fully comprehend what LOSERS their fathers are. They can still love them but PLEASE allow them to see them for what they are!
     
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    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    OHMYGOD!!!! :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: Right on! Let's teach them that no matter what they do, they're screwed because of what their father did! That's the Christmas spirit Linda!!!! Oops, forgot. You're an athiest. Why would you be handing out Christmas gifts in the first place, if I may ask????
     
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    Linda7NJ New Member

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    In case ya haven't noticed Christmas is a huge venture in commercialism, and that i BELIEVE IN!:D
    BTW back to the topic....what is wrong with their mothers? December 25th comes EVERY year, plan ahead!
     
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    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    :slap:
    What are we gonna do with you! ;)
     
  21. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Well said!
     

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