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SHOULD PARENTS BE BLAMED for MINOR KIDS' WRONG DOING SUCH AS DRUG USE?

LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/06/26 02:49:46
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  • Party of One 2012/06/26 04:22:05
    DEPENDS, on the kids' age (Please comment)
    Party of One
    +4
    Up to a certain age, parents are usually expected to have a pretty tight rein on the children's location and actions but after they reach an age of reasoning and responsibility, a certain latitude is lent the kids to go out of the house on their own for a period. Once that child's out of sight, the parent has no real or practical control, unable to see and hear what decisions the child makes...as a result, the decision to do something wrong would be more in the control of the child than the parent. Legislation's made it the parent's (or legal guardian's) responsibility to handle consequences (fines, signatures on official documents for placement, restitution, etc) that would be handed down to the person to which the minor's entrusted. Because of such legislation, that practice is expected to be followed. Practically speaking, the parent's between a rock and a hard place but I don't know of any reasonable alternative.

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  • TuringsChild 2012/08/26 22:25:46
    Undecided
    TuringsChild
    +1
    Back in the day when a single paycheck could support a family, yes. But these days, between economic stress preventing proper parenting and kids taking cues from each other rather than their parents, I'd say that's society's fault. I blame the Banksters!
  • LADY LI... Turings... 2012/08/27 01:10:22
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    DEAR BROTHER, GOVT & CORPORATE SUCH AS ENRON, GM,

    SOLYNDRA, et al STOLE MORE OF OUR MONEY THAN BANKERS.
  • Turings... LADY LI... 2012/08/27 01:32:23
    TuringsChild
    +1
    They were just the conduit.
  • schjaz 2012/08/26 17:07:50
    YES, the parents are to blame (Please comment)
    schjaz
    +1
    Minors cannot, legally, be held accountable for their own actions but someone has to be responsible. It falls to the parents.
  • lucythetooth 2012/08/25 01:38:19
    NO, the kids are to blame (Please comment)
    lucythetooth
    +1
    My teenage daughter's opinion is... It's not the parent's fault if the kid makes stupid decisions. The kid should know better.
  • flrdsgns 2012/08/25 01:07:23
    YES, the parents are to blame (Please comment)
    flrdsgns
    +1
    Parents are responsible for their "little darlings" until 18 years of age.
  • LADY LI... flrdsgns 2012/08/25 01:37:18 (edited)
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    THANKS, LAWFULLY! BUT EMOTIONALLY FOREVER! I'VE SEEN SOME 40

    KIDS STILL LIVING WITH PARENTS! HAHA! I TOOK CARE OF MY MOM & SISTER

    SINCE I WAS AS YOUNG AS 7, MY MOM WAS PARALYZED & MY SISTER WAS 6. I

    HAD TO COOK/WASH/CARE. BUT MY WEALTHY GRANDPARENTS PROVIDED FOOD.
  • flrdsgns LADY LI... 2012/08/25 01:47:55
    flrdsgns
    +1
    That had to make for a tough childhood for you. Sometimes the older child has responsibility thrust on them long before they should have to be responsible.
  • LADY LI... flrdsgns 2012/08/25 02:23:42 (edited)
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    I WAS FORCED INTO IT. BUT WHAT I HATED MOST WAS DEPENDING

    ON MY GRANDS EVEN THOUGH I WAS 7. I WENT GLEANING FOR FOOD

    IN THE WOODS TO AVOID TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON THEM. I MOSTLY

    RAISED MYSELF, EVEN SCHOOLING, I TAUGHT MYSELF ENGLISH MOST

    PART. AFTER HS, I WAS ENLISTED & IN THE JUNGLES, THERE WAS NO

    SCHOOL. WHEN I TOOK A COLLEGE EXAM IN THE STATES I PASSED.
  • l 2012/08/24 21:19:29
    Undecided
    l
    +1
    This is a hard one! Parents can't be everywhere! Schools need to be held accountable in some cases for not monitoring the behavior of the students more closley including a certain perimeter outside the school grounds. Know their friends!
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/08/24 12:23:38
    Undecided
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +1
    How minor is "minor"?

    This shouldn't apply to anything that doesn't hurt anyone else.
  • YES, the parents are to blame (Please comment)
    ☆The Rock☆ * AFCL* The Sheriff!!
    +1
    Until a certain age but after they leave the home the kids are soley responsible!
  • LADY LI... ☆The Ro... 2012/08/24 01:12:20
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    THANKS, SHERIFF-SIR!
  • disclaimer 2012/08/23 19:21:17
    DEPENDS, on the kids' age (Please comment)
    disclaimer
    +1
    If the kid is under 18 and living at home, the parents should have been more authoritative. However, if the kid no longer lives at home then he or she is responsible for his/her own actions.
  • Reichstolz 2012/08/23 15:38:51
    YES, the parents are to blame (Please comment)
    Reichstolz
    +1
    Until the child is considered an adult they and their actions are the responsibility of the parents.
  • LADY LI... Reichstolz 2012/08/23 15:43:02
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    THANK YOU BELOVED BROTHER! I MISS YOU FOR A LONG TIME! SUNRISE FLOWERS
  • Reichstolz LADY LI... 2012/08/23 15:44:24
  • mr echo 2012/08/23 09:21:52
    YES, the parents are to blame (Please comment)
    mr echo
    +1
    not allways tho
  • LADY LI... mr echo 2012/08/23 09:26:18
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    I AGREE, BELOVED FRIEND! SUNRISE FLOWERS HUGS
  • Scott C 2012/08/23 02:11:00
    NO, the kids are to blame (Please comment)
    Scott C
    +1
    In an age where rebellion is so popular it's important to understand that unless people take responsibility for their own actions there will be little change in their behavior.
  • LADY LI... Scott C 2012/08/23 02:13:47
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    THANKS FOR COMMENT, FRIEND!
  • logan-er-a-tops 2012/08/23 01:54:49
    Undecided
    logan-er-a-tops
    +1
    The parents cant help it if the kids do drugs at an older age in the 14 and older ages if its younger than that than its both the parent and the childs fault...
  • LADY LI... logan-e... 2012/08/23 02:03:27
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    THANKS FOR COMMENT, BELOVED BROTHER!
  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/08/21 21:28:48
    DEPENDS, on the kids' age (Please comment)
    Lerro DeHazel
    +1
    The Question should read; "COULD the parents be blamed?" . . . Yes, that's possible. In some cases, it's highly logical.
  • wtxwoman 2012/08/21 12:26:49
    YES, the parents are to blame (Please comment)
    wtxwoman
    +1
    If parents were held responsible for their children's' wrong doing, i.e., property damage, drug use and volience, there might be less of it. I know there are laws on the books in some states about this, but I don't think they are enforced enough.
  • LADY LI... wtxwoman 2012/08/21 13:04:41
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    THANKS FOR COMMENT, BELOVED SIS! HAVEN'T SEEN YOU, I MISS YOU! SISTERS HUGS
  • Pocahontas 2012/08/21 12:21:06
    YES, the parents are to blame (Please comment)
    Pocahontas
    +1
    Well, not Always... but it's usually the friends. And if you haven't taught your child to choose their friends carefully, it's your fault.
  • wtxwoman Pocahontas 2012/08/21 12:29:02
    wtxwoman
    +2
    I think that is a cop-out. All the kids in a group reinforce each other's behavior. You can't say it's your child's friends' fault if your child does something wrong. What does that say about you AND your child?
  • LADY LI... Pocahontas 2012/08/21 13:14:26
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    WHERE HAVE YOU LITTLE SIS! I MISS YA, LOVE!
    TIGERS CUBS
  • Pocahontas LADY LI... 2012/08/21 16:28:23
  • Vision of Verve 2012/08/16 23:52:34
  • LADY LI... Vision ... 2012/08/21 13:22:26
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    IT'S UNFAIR TO ALWAYS BLAME ON PARENTS WHO NEVER USED DRUGS

    BUT THE KID DO!
    TIGERS CUBS
  • Beccy 2012/08/16 23:50:57
    Undecided
    Beccy
    +1
    That depends on the parents. If the parents use drugs in front of the kids yes.
  • LADY LI... Beccy 2012/08/21 13:26:00
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    IN THAT CASE, THE PARENTS SHOULD LOSE THE KIDS! TIGERS CUBS
  • Beccy LADY LI... 2012/08/21 15:35:41
    Beccy
    But that doesn't always happen
  • Vitalani 2012/06/30 07:49:35
    DEPENDS, on the kids' age (Please comment)
    Vitalani
    +2
    I think parents should stop being legally responsible for their children at age 18. And most people think that this is how it is, when in reality, it's 21. I think that's a little ridiculous.
  • LADY LI... Vitalani 2012/08/21 13:28:15
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    THANKS, FRIEND! TIGERS CUBS
  • Claybern 2012/06/28 03:43:45
    Undecided
    Claybern
    +1
    If a child sees a parent using drugs and they do them also, his or her will learn to do them. Which means do not ever let that happen and your kids will not be able to blame you for there problems.
  • LADY LI... Claybern 2012/06/28 06:26:12

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