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Should Kids call the Police on Parents?
People might not agree with me, but I shake my head in disgust at situations whereby kids/Teens call the police on their parents. The end result is usually:
a)The parent gets arrested and top of that has a Criminal Record.
b) The Child is taken from the parent and placed in Foster Care.
c) The Child grows up to never find their feet in life. If a child has no solid foundation, they will always have issues in life - Never settled.
….. and 9 times out of 10. It’s because of an argument or because the parent lightly hit the child.
Parents are not at liberty to discipline their own kids as they want. They are afraid to discipline them, for fear of the authorities.
“Spare the rod, spoil the child”.
I have heard some Teens call their mum "a stupid cow" or "Mum don't be stupid". Some teen boys rain obscene language on their parents. Would you blame the parent if they slapped them lightly?
I personally think, if a child feels unsafe with their parents, they can talk to someone on maybe a “child/teen support line”. Teens are hormonal.. maybe after the talk they would realise they were in the wrong and could be encouraged to go and speak calmly to their parents… maybe even apologise. If it’s a serious situation where the parent had done wrong, then they (child line) could report it to the police. That way it’s justified - parents are not arrested and given a criminal record for putting their kids in line.
In UK, many children are taken from their parents and put in foster care unnecessarily and this is not the right way for a kid to start life. Some move from one foster home to another. Not all Foster homes are conducive. Some end up on the streets, mingling with the wrong crowd and for some it’s the beginning of a life of drugs and alcohol.
Most parents want the best for their kids and to achieve that, there has to be discipline. (Of course, discipline doesn't always have to be physical...)
If you are a Teen reading this, please think thrice before calling the Police on your Mother or Father because of a heated argument.
..... and what is this I hear about Kids divorcing their parents? I guess that will be for another article. ◦•¸♥¸•◦
Quotes – Food for Thought…
~ "Happy laughter and family voices in the home will keep more kids off the streets at night than the strictest curfew." ~ Unknown
~ "Too many of today's children have straight teeth and crooked morals."~ – unknown
~ "The school will teach children how to read, but the environment of the home must teach them what to read. The school can teach them how to think, but the home must teach them what to believe." ~ Charles A. Wells
~ "The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable." ~ Lane Olinhouse
~ "The troubles of adolescence eventually all go away - it's just like a really long, bad cold." ~Dawn Ruelas
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