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03:46 PM on 03/15/2013
Oh please. This will harm the kid for the rest of her life?? Would being sent to jail or a reform school be less harmful? Maybe losing a couple of friends is worth avoiding worse.
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03:46 PM on 03/15/2013
i'm really getting tired of parents humiliating children for making mistakes. i;d like to see some of them do this to themselves for the mistakes they make.
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dior59
03:45 PM on 03/15/2013
Most of you missed the point that this woman is NOT the child's mother. "forced her fiance's 8-year-old daughter...."
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03:45 PM on 03/15/2013
Humiliation breeds hate.
03:41 PM on 03/15/2013
Flat out child abuse, a virtual "scarlet letter". The mother ought to be flogged.
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03:48 PM on 03/15/2013
this is child abuse? what have we come to? this is teaching children that they must take responsibility for their actions, and that their are consequences for those actions. granted, the story about the girl who went to the bathroom in the shower, and had to wear a sign about that, was cruel, and might approach child abuse. but if your child steals, you must discipline them. thieves are the lowest of the low.
04:03 PM on 03/15/2013
I'm sticking to my guns on this one. You're right, the child must be disciplined --- but to do it publicly puts a label on her that the other kids will not forget. Kids can be cruel, and opening the child to constant ridicule and badgering is NOT an appropriate form of discipline.
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04:18 PM on 03/15/2013
teaching children? maybe in your trailer park. and here's hope you don't breed and "teach" your abuse to the next generation. One of you in this world is way too many.
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lilly091
04:17 PM on 03/15/2013
The child STOLE. A 8 year old knows better than that in the first place, and to do it multiple times? It sounds to me like they were trying a new method of punishment after they've tried other kinds.
04:30 PM on 03/15/2013
I hope you don't have kids, but if you do I hope you show better judgement than you're expressing. Would you really feel justified in teaching your kid a lesson by opening him or her to the scorn of peers and create a hostile environment for him?
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03:41 PM on 03/15/2013
WAY TO GO MOM!!! thumbs UP
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dior59
03:41 PM on 03/15/2013
An 8 year old was taught humiliation, not a lesson! Hard to believe that grown adults have to resort to this kind of punishment, maybe better parenting would be in order! I understand if the child is older, in the teen years, maybe then this type of punishment works, but not for younger ones. (and why was this woman disciplining the child, it wasn't her daughter? Where was the dad?)
03:40 PM on 03/15/2013
IMO, child abuse. Akin to the scarlet letter. Now the kid's been "branded" a crook by an overly zealous and stupid mother.
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03:58 PM on 03/15/2013
It's not even the little girls mother. It's her fathers fiance. Heck, she's not even the step-mother. Evil woman.
04:48 PM on 03/15/2013
Thank you. Another voice of sanity.
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03:39 PM on 03/15/2013
Don't worry Libs. The mother made up for it by giving the Kid a Medal for coming in Last in a Spelling bee. Got to keep that Self Esteem thing going until she gets to the real world
03:39 PM on 03/15/2013
For goodness' sake! Am I the only one who remembers teachers asking "Oh, miss so-and-so, is there a reason why you felt you were exempt from completing thus-and-such assignment?" Or a parent "embarrassing" you in front of your friends for not doing your chores? Clearly "time-out" and incessant "talking about it" is ineffective, if my recent experiences with young people are any indication. I'll bet this mother allows her child to be kept in detention, too - the horror!
03:38 PM on 03/15/2013
although it is a bit much for a child, I would have rather taken the tshirt punishment than the 225 days in jail for stealing that I did..... lol
03:33 PM on 03/15/2013
Do unto others as you want done unto you - this world would be a much different place if that was the only rule.
03:27 PM on 03/15/2013
So if these so called experts don't think shaming will work, then leave people alone to discipline their kids the old fashioned way. A foot to the backside!!!!!
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03:27 PM on 03/15/2013
To anyone who thinks this is a good idea, think twice. Children learn from example, love and kindness. If they respect you they'll want to emulate you. Humiliating a child may get temporary results but so will beating them. The long term result will be fear and low self esteem setting them up for abuse and poverty.
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rgm012153
03:40 PM on 03/15/2013
But sometimes even that won't work
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03:44 PM on 03/15/2013
There are no perfect solutions but shame and physical violence against children is no solution at all.
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04:04 PM on 03/15/2013
Trying to be you're kids friend instead of their parent is where you make a mistake. Become their friends when they are adults not when they are kids.
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03:24 PM on 03/15/2013
if we did this with adults there would be thousands of people going around with " im a self centered d**K" tee shirts on them.