If the parents negligence has obviously contributed to the kid being. $hit... Then I can see any problem with them being forced to do parenting classes as the article outlines. If the parent has honestly tried their best and their kid is still doing $hitty things then I can't see a problem with them being forced (as a family) to go to counsellIng as the article suggests.
If the teenager has $hit parents then the parents should be held responsible for being $hit parents, they are still not responsible for the teen's delinquent actions. Who decides the scale of being a $hit parent?
It is extraordinary simplistic to believe that delinquent teen must mean $hit parents. One of the things my brother used to do was sneak out at night and, well, lets just say it wasn't legal. My parents had no idea as he went to bed and was back in his bead before they got up.
exactly if my 13 year old son (who cant have a job) breaks a businesses window or hits a car with a rock someone has to pay that. That would be me tax payers cant cover everything for us
I actually had the police come into my workplace once after there'd been a spate of vandalism. Anyway, they actually pushed us to not press charges for the damage to the office as it was a couple of young boys who had *never* done anything else bad in their life, straight A students, absolutely mortified and upset parents and the boys themselves were extremely remorseful after simply having been spoken to by the police.
To think that their loving, caring, attentive parents are seen as bad parents by some who should be financially burdened for their sons making a stupid, once-off, mistake is just beyond my comprehension and is just illogical to me.
I find it odd that people assume that because they are 'good' parents their kids will never act out. I think we need to be prepared for the fact that while our children are loved, educated and disciplined when necessary that is no guarantee that they will never make a mistake or get in with the wrong crowd. I'm prepared for it and refuse to bury my head in the sand and presume that naughty kids = bad parents.
Oh heck no! Punish the kid I say! They either have parents that have tried everything so won't listen anyway or they have parents who don't care so won't care to attempt discipline. Our step daughter skipped school when we were at work, went into my bedroom, stole jewellery and my car keys then took my car for a joy ride and when she got back, crashed it into our garage (which was loaded up with all furniture after our house flooded the week prior). Do you know what the police did? Nothing.
Sorry, but this is just not true, people go off the rails for many reasons. Abuse, mental illness, grief. You could do all the right things and still end up with a child who goes off the rails.
Or should we fine parents if their child has mental illness? After all, sometimes it is genetic.
Boot camp at Lavarack should fix a few issue i reckon.
But no i dont think parents should pay for the kids actions. I dont think it teachs the kids anything other then there not resposnsible for their own actions someone else is
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