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A woman not thirty miles...
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Cindi    Posted 07-30-2003 at 02:27:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
from where I live is in jail right now for chaining her two sons thirteen and fifteen, to their beds while she worked the night shift. Her reasoning was the fact that the boys were sneaking out of the house at night and getting into mischief and this was her last resort to keep them at home and in check.

What do you think her punishment should be? The dad was at home when all this occured. Was she wrong and why?

My opinion.....besides being barbaric, it is not an effective kid management tool, obviously. I think the family needs help, but I'm not so sure that she needs to go to prison. Naturally there is the threat of fire or some other dangerous event that they may not be able to escape from, but barring that, what's the difference between this type of confinement or 'jail' later on in life from running around getting into mischief all night?

Jimbob    Posted 07-30-2003 at 19:52:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Its dads fault, he should have kicked the boys A$$ years ago.

Willy-N    Posted 07-30-2003 at 08:25:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
When we were visiting Mexico and it was just my Mother taking care of the 4 kids. I kept running off around the place. My Mom tied me in a chair to make me stay there in one spot. I had allready caused a wreck to allmost happen out in the street. I don't know what else she could have done, I was pretty wild at the age of 6 years old. I think it was funny now that I look back on it. I still love my Mother, what a Woman! Mark H.

JD-Tractor in NY    Posted 07-30-2003 at 09:54:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think she should be commended for trying to keep them out of trouble,As a person is basically denied the ability to punish their kids this might have been extreme and the what if people that worry about a fire or some such worse tragedy,would that be any worse than the kids being out doing drugs or worse yet getting killed in some gang or criminal endeavor ?
ps/are you the same cindi that is on the pig page?

RichZ    Posted 07-30-2003 at 07:24:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I always joke that kids should be locked up in a closet until theyre 18 years old...but I'm just JOKING!!

This family is in serious need of help. I don't see what good putting the mom in jail will do.

I'd like to know what kind of trouble the kids were getting into, and why they were sneaking out. Was it in response to something the parents were doing to them? Are these real bad kids who need some kind of rehabilatation?

Seems like the county department of social services should get into the act here, and evaluate this situation. There could be lots of variables causing this dysfunctional family to act like this.

Les    Posted 07-30-2003 at 14:13:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
The government is NOT the answer. Good grief, there's hardly anything that the government does well.

Dave    Posted 07-30-2003 at 06:33:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mostly I just read the inputs but this time I feel the need to input.
Going to jail isn't the answer!
First question-- Where the father? So he works that's great he still has some responsiblities! Time to be Dad.
Second question-- What kind of mischief are they getting into and how late are they staying out? That has to drive the punishment.
Sending the mother to jail does help her learn anything to solve the sons' problem.

Sven    Posted 07-30-2003 at 05:46:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a tough one, glad it is not my decision to make, at least she was going to work, not just sitting home waiting for the welfare check.

Red Dave    Posted 07-30-2003 at 05:29:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chaining kids to their bed sounds kinda barbaric.
On the other hand maybe she was doing what she felt she had to do to keep them out of trouble while she went to work. At least she didn't just quit her job and go on welfare.
The question here is, what the he// was the father doing while all this went on?

Ron/PA    Posted 07-30-2003 at 05:40:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm thinking mebbe the old man should be chained to a bed while mom and the two kids go off on vacation, like to a counseling retreat and work through this problem.
See ya in a week pops.

Cindi    Posted 07-30-2003 at 05:31:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I'm guessing that he was sleeping. He works days, the wife works nights, and you would think that a thirteen and a fifteen year old wouldn't need constant supervision like toddlers.

sHan    Posted 07-30-2003 at 06:06:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
After having my stepkids around till they were 17-18, yes i could see a thirteen and a fifteen year old needing a baby sitter....just ny 2 cents

Cindi    Posted 07-30-2003 at 06:14:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay, but how would you guys control two kids he11 bent on sneaking out night after night? He need his sleep, she needs her job.

sHan    Posted 07-30-2003 at 06:17:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
foot up there arse sometimes works. and then i locked the door 1 night when i cought him sneeking out and made him sleep on the porch it was about 45 that night and he was prety hapy to get in a 5 when i went to work......

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