Teen Rebellion : ON STEROIDS !

United States
November 6, 2007 8:02am CST
You have to read this story to believe it. A 16 year old boy tried to hire a "hitman" to kill his mom and stepdad. Read this sad story here. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,308403,00.html What do you think this story has to say about the modern family, if anything?
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@MsTickle (24980)
• Australia
9 Nov 07
This nsort of thing scare s me. I see lots of kids with no discipline, no limits, no rules. They get what they want. They are out of control. I'm talking primary scool, youngsters. I see these kids getting everything they ask for...game cosoles, pcs, tvs, all in their room, cell phones, whatever else they want. They have very little family time if any. When boundaries are drawn amnd kids don't comply, all hell breaks loose. People should have to undertake a parenting course prior to their children being born.
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• United States
9 Nov 07
A course in parenting would be helpful for most. However, don't forget. There is no cure for stupid.
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I don't know if it says much about the modern family... but it says a LOT about our modern society. We have all seen how cheap life has become from the school shootings to the rise in violent crime in general. The sad part is that the families that these violent kids come from are good families as opposed to low income and the dregs of society. I blame liberalism for this... the anything goes mentality and the liberal destruction of family values and morals is the sole cause to the problems that we are seeing today. They teach that there is no personal responsibility, and that we can't help who we are or the things we do, because we were either born that way or as a result of our background. Liberals teach that putting yourself first, doing what you want regardless of who gets hurt is the right way. Is it any wonder that we keep seeing stories like this?
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• United States
6 Nov 07
Somewhere along the way what people "feel" became more important than what people "think". I don't know how it happened, but obviously it did. Does anyone "think" this boy's actions were based on rational thought as to opposed to how he felt? To those of you who "feel" this boy's actions were justified, "Get some help!".
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@estherlou (5020)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Anyone who is a parent knows that once in awhile your child can turn into someone you don't even know, but this is very extreme. It sounds like he should have had some counseling help years ago. Sounds like he had problems previously. Parents can be so blind sometimes, or is it a mother thing to always want to trust your child. My son went through a couple of years where he could baldly lie right to my face and I couldn't see it. Hubby read right through it and that kept us able to keep him somewhat under control. We had a bad patch of a couple of years until he made a turnaround after lots of tears and prayers. I don't know the answer. Many times when a teen does something, people always act so shocked and say, "He was such a nice boy".
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• United States
6 Nov 07
Having lived in the same place for 26 years I've gotten a chance to watch several kids grow to adulthood. My experience in watching other's children grow up mirrors your experience with your own.
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• United States
8 Nov 07
In my experiences with young people I think they have no responsibility for their actions. The way I have seen parents conducting punishment for their children it ridiculous. Actually it is non-existing. There has to be a consequence for misbehaving. The parents I have talked with either say "what can I do?" or just let them run and do as they please. Parents are afraid to punish their children for fear that child services steps in. Which to me is a cop out. You don't have to beat your child to get respect. The easiest way to get them to listen is take away the things that mean the most to them, computer, games like playstation, priveledges,the car and cell phones. Parents are always trying to pave the way for their kids. Now we have kids that don't want to work or do any chores around the house or even get out on their own. Now parents will be even more afraid of any punishment for their children with this kind of garbage going on. What could be so bad that you would want to kill the people who love you and have taken care of you? It's crazy.