Would you still support, and deny any wrongdoing if your child were convicted of

Jump to Last Post 1-10 of 10 discussions (10 posts)
  1. mcrawford76 profile image80
    mcrawford76posted 7 years ago

    Would you still support, and deny any wrongdoing if your child were convicted of murder?

    All too often when someone is convicted of murder you hear their parents speaking out. "Oh my Johnny (fictional name) could never have done that" Do you think these parents are simply dillusional, or do you think you would react the same way?

  2. profile image0
    Sunnie Dayposted 7 years ago

    There is no way I would support my child or deny his or hers wrong doing if convicted of murder. On the other note ...I think my heart would be so broken and it would be hard to have a relationship for a very long while. I do not think you just stop loving them but your perception  of them is so tainted that it causes many conflicting feelings.
    Sunnie

  3. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    if the murder wasn't justified. i would still be there for them but i wouldn't act like they were innocent of any wrong doings. a lot would depend on why my kid did it but if it was for the wrong reasons i wouldn't want or expect any special treatment for them.

  4. Chouji-Von-Lycan profile image57
    Chouji-Von-Lycanposted 7 years ago

    well, depends on the circumstances, if perhaps my child wa sthe person that killed Hitler, then maybe i would be proud of them smile but if it was completely uncalled for, then i would not support them, but hopefully, if i raise my children correctly, they won't murder any one with out just cause

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    That is a tough question.  If my child was convicted of murder, I would be devastated. I would still love my child, but hate their actions.

  6. Sunshyne1975 profile image84
    Sunshyne1975posted 7 years ago

    Wow, that makes my heart ache just thinking about it. I think I am probably biased because my mom was murdered, but my opinion is that I could not support my child if they truly took someone's life for no reason or for a stupid reason. If it was self defense I would stand by his/her side. I hope I am raising my children with good morals and values and that they would never be able to commit such a crime, or any crime for that matter.

  7. mcrawford76 profile image80
    mcrawford76posted 7 years ago

    I like all of you answers and I agree that I wouldn't stop loving my child. But I don't think I could ever look at them the same way.
    I would just like to add that Jeffery Dahmer's mother professed his innocence until the day she died.

  8. scoobydeb profile image74
    scoobydebposted 7 years ago

    I think denial of your child committing murder is a coping mechanism. Realistically, I don't know how my brain would be able to logically handle that information and stay sane. It would be very difficult to accept something like that and I think there are some people who simply cannot. I'm okay with that. We all have to figure out how to make it through every day even in the face of tragedy.

  9. profile image0
    jasper420posted 7 years ago

    i would support my child but not his actions

  10. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    I don't have children and don't want any but if I did and this occurred, they would be cut off from all contact with me like a leg with gangrene. The parents that support and deny wrongdoing by their children are factors in the problem, not a solution.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)