We need to get back to the time where children were TERRIFIED of all adults- including parents, teachers, people on the bus, etc.
Last week, I was watching TV and ran across a Nancy Grace-sound alike and she had a story on that was disturbing. A 15-year-old kid, Michael, suffered burns on 65% of his body when five little boys saw fit to douse him with alcohol and set him on fire, because he was a “snitch”. See Story Here
When I saw this, I was pissed… I didn’t even care about the home life of those five kids or what triggered their actions – I just want to do bodily harm to them. I know that may not be the politically correct thing to say but seriously I can’t think of anything these five little boys could be going through on their home life that would excuse this kind of behavior. And let’s not even talk about how I feel about the word “snitch.” That’s another post for another day.
Anywho, what happened to the day when a child would be too terrified of consequences to do something like this ?
IMO, the control has gotten out of the hands of the adults.. Parents are not parenting. They are too quick to come to the defense of their child, thus being a friend, instead of listening to the other adult. You can’t even SNATCH A CHILD UP anymore, without being threatened. I don’t see how teachers do it.
Additionally, children are being baby sat by the television, by Play Station and by other kids. I’m not saying it’s this little boy’s mothers fault, but I did see on the special that the little boy was TERRIFIED of going to school. Um mom, how about you listen to your child and accompany him to school? In these situations, when your child is clearly TERRIFIED, you need to be the pit bull guardian. GET INVOLVED!!!!
What are your thoughts????? Where do you think we go wrong with the children?