Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Extreme Parenting Part 2

So here we have another parent (of course this could very well be fake, we will go with the assumption that it is not) that is taking their responsibility to what many will consider an extreme.

Now, my dad did this.  My brother would have to find other sleeping arrangements regularly.  The only time it happened to me it was my mother's fault (no really it was) and I slept in my bed once my mom got home.
You have to be pretty sure that your neighborhood is safe enough to do this.  I would think this could very well be against the law depending on the age of the child and what state you live in.  You could end up in trouble with child protective services.

It did nothing to get my brother to come home on time.  Now, I always did come home on time.  But I was that kind of kid.  I followed the rules.  Or, let me put it this way, when I didn't follow the rules, I wasn't dumb enough to get caught.  Having a friend who had weekly sleepovers and a mother who traveled was always a plus, at least to my teenager point of view.

I would not do this.  I think this is too extreme and dangerous.  How about you?


Opus #6 said...

Grandma locked Grandpa out on the porch once. This became passed down as family lore. He never stayed out late again.

net observer said...

Strikes me as a little crazy. Although I get the point. If your kid is assaulted as a result of this old school discipline, is it worth the lesson? I don't know.

The Griper said...

what is extreme about it? and how is it any more dangerous than the possibility of being assaulted in his/ her own bed?

Fuzzy Slippers said...

It depends where they live, how old the kid is, and how safe it would be for him/her to stay on the porch for the night. I wouldn't do this in NYC, but on my grandma's farm . . . sure.

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