Discipline or child abuse?

@estherlou (5017)
United States
June 15, 2008 10:33am CST
A 13 year old boy was "acting up" so his father and step-mother tied him to a tree outside overnight. They let him back in the next day, but then tied him to the tree again. He ended up dying! This is just crazy! Both of the adults are facing murder charges! Social services have taken to other children out of the home. What a place to grow up! http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/health/16598608/detail.html
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I put in URl andgot some thing about De Vincci could find nothing on the 13 year old. What did he die of should kill him tied to a tree I wouldnt think but that is very harsh punishment to put on a kid!
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Oh good grief! I must have put the url for another discussion in by mistake! How dumb! Here's the right link http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/3039098/
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
15 Jun 08
wow diesd of a heart attack i just wonder how that happened for 13 very young for that can you keep me posted about the trial and all I would like to hear what parents say this is unbeleivable
• United States
9 Jul 08
That is called child abuse not discipline. There is no reason for a parent to go to such lengths. It's an aweful way for a child to live and die. I'm glad they took the rest of the kids, but I wish the child could have been saved.
• United States
17 Jun 08
That is just plain child abuse they should be tied to a tree the same way they done him
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
16 Jun 08
It is so sad. This is child abuse and the parents have been charged with murder and they should go to prison for what they did to that child.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I think that is abuse. I have restricted my kids from things. I took the phone out of my daughter's room and left the answering machine. I grounded them so they could not go anywhere. They usually snuck out any way. But tying a kid to a tree, no way.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I could not find the article, but I cannot imagine anyone tieing their child outside for a night or at all. I cannot imagine how their families are feeling. I hope the other children do not get separated and get the love they deserve.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
15 Jun 08
This is not discipline at all. It is child abuse. I hope noth of his parents are at least in jail for the rest of there lives. I am glad that child services took the other childern out of there home.
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
15 Jun 08
This is horrible. Usually it is just a thin line between discipline and abuse but this is a gap the size of the grand canyon. How can anybody feel that it is appropriate to tie a child to a tree over night? I mean come on. I think they should recieve the max.