Quoting GlamChic:" How humiliating that poor child is going to be teased for years to come. That's going to hunt him for ... [snip!] ... have sufficed. Poor kid I think she went to far just to be on tv. Then they wonder why children kill their parents. Smdh..."
you really think this one incident will haunt him forever?
and it's also funny that you advocated him addressing his classroom and making a public apology......it's the same idea. If you think he will be teased for the punishment he received, why would you think he wouldn't be teased for having to stand up in front of the class and make a public speech about his actions? That makes no logical sense.
and kids who kill their parents do so for a multitude of reasons, sometimes it's due to repeated physical/sexual abuse or severely harsh and repeated psychological/emotional abuse. If a child kills a parent because the parent implemented a punishment such as this ONE TIME, there are clearly other emotional or mental health issues going on with that child. Your statement just implied that if that child did turn around and kill his mother, she deserved it.
Furthermore, say she gave him a "talking to" and made him write a letter......say that punishment doesn't work and then his behavior gradually worsens over time and then he gets kicked out of school and then has to deal with all that comes with being kicked out of school. Maybe he turns to crime as some kids do when the "red flags" aren't addressed appropriately by the parents when they're younger......then, due to his criminal activity, he goes to jail. Of course, I'm speculating and giving a hypothetical situation (although not far fetched)....would THAT not haunt him for the rest of his life?
Believe me, I can be a little hippie/crunchy (associating myself with the word "crunchy" makes me want to stab myself btw) when it comes to parenting my children....I don't/won't spank, I rarely raise my voice, I use positive reinforcement before EVER implementing punitive action, etc.....but I would lay down some HARSH punishment for disrespect at this level. My number 2 goal in raising my children, coming second only to their own happiness, is to ensure they treat their fellow human beings with kindness and respect. I feel that is my contribution to this world and my legacy....as cliche as it sounds, I truly believe that. Sometimes it takes a little tough love and KARMA to show a child that their actions are wrong and to guide them as they grow into young adults.
Man, I really didn't intend to write a novel.....I guess I can be a little passionate at times, lol