Court overturns father's grounding of 12-year-old

@laglen (19782)
United States
June 21, 2008 9:08pm CST
Check out this link http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080618/wl_canada_afp/canadachildcourtoffbeat;_ylt=A9G_RoFaHV1ItK4AuCJNYhAF Holy Crap this made me so mad. What do you think? I think the judge should be punished! This scares me that judges are going to start telling us how to raise our children. I think this is way to far over the top.
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@lynn2457 (500)
• United States
22 Jun 08
No judge should tell a parent how to raise their child, unless they are beating them or starving them, or locking them up in a basement/attic. I cannot believe a judge would even take a case over this. I think that parents should be able to protect and decide what they took 9 months to carry, fun to conceive it, had to deliver it, many hours of missing sleep, loving, changing and then some for some court to come in and a parent that they are not allowed to ground their child. This is so so so wrong, well, it was in Canada, maybe that is the reason, but then again, if it hits there being so close, who says it will not hit the USA also. There should be a limit.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I know I couldn't believe it eirther!
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
22 Jun 08
That is totally ridiculous! Geez, I pray that it gets overturned by the appeal. Next time, instead of grounding his daughter he might beat her instead, then she'll have a reason to cry "foul"!
@laglen (19782)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I'm for the beating at this point.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I bet daddy is for the beating too LMAO
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• Canada
22 Jun 08
Holy crap. What next? I got my first computer when I was 13, and internet access when I was 16. My mother trusted me, and I knew better than to do inappropriate things on line, so I was allowed to have my own computer room (no one else used the computer but me). I don't know why some people would post inappropriate stuf on the internet.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I agree, I trust my 14 year old, but if she started doing those things, I would cut her off quick!
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• Canada
11 Jul 08
Thanks for the bet response!
• United States
22 Jun 08
Well, this kid had some gall to take it to court. But some kids are tougher to raise than others? There are always "loopholes?" LOL! (Nice thing about courts? Loopholes are great!) I would just discontinue my internet service to the house for at least a year and refuse to sign the permission slip for the class trip. End of story. (No internet service, NO problem!!!-I was a FIRM, yet fair parent. And she would not be allowed at friend's homes to be on thier internets until the year is up..but could do like, sports or something positive that is adult monitored. -SQUASH this decision like a bug!)
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Thats just what he did and the judge overturned it! Crazy!
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@Valenas (1510)
• United States
22 Jun 08
If I was the parent, I would be furious. "If you are old enough to take me to court, then you are old enough to live on your own." Take that, foolish child! What is the court teaching this child? That she can do whatever she wants and get away with it? That what her dad says doesn't matter? Do they not realize that she will rub this in her father's face every time he tries to punish her for her bad choices and behavior from now on? And then, other kids who have learned of this will follow her example and do as she did and challenge their parents even though the punishment that they are receiving is fair.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I know and it wasn't even an over the top punishment!
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@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
11 Jul 08
That is freakin' ridiculous. We as parents are losing our authority and rights at an alarming rate. You cannot discipline your kids anymore. The schools can't discipline them either. And when the kids go wild and do something horrible who do the point thier fingers at? The parents. Yet they won't let us be parents. We have to fear the state stepping in everytime we try to be a parent. It is not right.
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• United States
22 Jun 08
That's is cruelty right there. I would definately would punish the judge. If I was a parent, I would just take a AK 47 down his throat! *twisted*
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@irishidid (8734)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I have one thing to say to this young lady: One day you will grow up and have children who act just like you. The mother's curse. LOL
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I don't think that the court should interfere with matters like this. That ruling of the court undermines the authority of the parents to decipline their kids and that is not really a good idea at all. If the parents cannot descipline their children anymore without running against the court, who in the world will descipline these kids? I think that a line should be drawn on this issue.