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just one voice

2/17/2012 3:05:22 PM
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Mom could go to jail

 
 
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Big Mamma

2/17/2012 3:07:53 PM
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Puffwad

2/17/2012 3:14:28 PM
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Dr.Who

2/17/2012 3:15:13 PM
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New link

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/mom-faces-jail-making-son-walk-school-232106412--abc-news.html  
Wow, and to think the kid walks more than that while playing with his friends.  
Going back to the good old days would be good here.

RonHart

2/17/2012 3:18:51 PM
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What crap

when I was a kid that's how you got to were you need to go.No different then walking around town.

valleycow

2/17/2012 3:19:40 PM
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whats the world coming to?? when i was young i seen kids get kicked off the bus if they were being bad, need more of that these days

No Name Needed

2/17/2012 3:20:22 PM
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Was he walking down the interstate? Or through the ghetto? Was this a major city? Or a small town?  
 
Not gonna condemn yet, but this has the potential to be one of those what the **** things

Michelle Budiwski

2/17/2012 3:21:55 PM
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wow

Unbelievable.  
 
I can hear the rotors from the helicopter parents swooping in to condemn this woman....  
 

katwalk1909

2/17/2012 3:23:39 PM
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Great Mom

I wish more parents would take the school or bus punishment and make it mean something like this mother did. Should she have rewarded him with a chauffeured door to door ride? That does not sound like punishment to me.  
 
The temperature was right around the freezing mark so the child was not in any risk of frostbite or hypothermia. If he had a proper shirt and jacket and shoes and jeans then he should be okay. My daughter was taught to walk with her house key sticking through her fingers. The article does not say if the route had houses or businesses nearby.  
 
That hour walk would give him time to think about why he was suspended from the bus. The article does not mention why he was suspended from the bus but this is not done without a good reason so the ten year old child therefore has a proven behaviour problem.  
 
I think the mother should get a medal for giving the child the consequences to match the actions HE did no the school bus earlier. How else are children going to learn that stupid actions have unpleasant consequences.  
 

Rebeldawn

2/17/2012 3:31:04 PM
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agree butterfly, get your popcorn ready as you say LOL

Michelle Budiwski

2/17/2012 3:32:20 PM
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yep

  
Rebeldawn said "agree butterfly, get your popcorn ready as you say LOL "

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slurpeegirl

2/17/2012 3:38:30 PM
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good for her!

most parents don't have the backbone to stand up to their kids inappropriate behavior, much less punish them for it.

just one voice

2/17/2012 3:39:27 PM
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a video link for the story

Mist

2/17/2012 4:24:35 PM
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um

what about the part where he said she will beat him if they take him home??  
If that is true there is a lot more going on then him having to walk to school...

just one voice

2/17/2012 4:34:46 PM
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miss

i can't find the part about a beating? was it in the video?

Mist

2/17/2012 4:37:37 PM
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In the Yahoo link

  
just one voice said "i can't find the part about a beating? was it in the video? "

it says:  
When the boy spoke to the responding officer, he told him: "Please don't take me home. Mother will beat me," the police report said.  
 

traveller

2/17/2012 4:43:21 PM
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:)

imo the punishment fits the crime(for the kid) and at 10 walking to school is a good lesson, if the boy wasn't being overly dramatic the cops could have found something else to charge mom with

Mist

2/17/2012 4:48:00 PM
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also

I guess I will be the first to say it, I don't know if she should go to jail for it but I do think that was very irresponsible of her and that there are better ways to teach a child something. The video says he had to walk almost 5 miles, which is about an hour walk according to anything I googled.. I think that is fairly excessive for a kid.  
And in the video it shows it is a busy city area where he was walking just for those who were wondering (the security guard who saw him was in a fairly tall/huge building, so not a small town). Would you want your kid walking that?  
 
Edited by Miss, 2012-02-17 16:48:59

weatherman harry potter

2/17/2012 4:53:33 PM
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Bet he won't do that again! good on her for doing something! since when is making a child walk endangering a child?

DontBeSilly

2/17/2012 5:03:41 PM
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It

seems like everyone was being stupid here. The mom, the kid, and the cops. Just one of those random stories that come up in a internet age

Michelle Budiwski

2/17/2012 5:11:32 PM
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well

  
Miss said "
  
just one voice said "i can't find the part about a beating? was it in the video? "

it says:  
When the boy spoke to the responding officer, he told him: "Please don't take me home. Mother will beat me," the police report said.  
 
"

Since they didn't charge her with beating him, or even mention that she is being investigated, I would say he was being a little shit and trying to get even with his mom for ***gasp*** making him walk.

NA

2/17/2012 5:17:30 PM
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excessive

ya it is ok to give a punishment to make the kid walk to school if they misbehave but it is where he was walking that is the problem. It is not a small city like Brandon, where the worst spot for crossing is (#1 Hwy or Victoria and 18th) not as dangerous as where that child was. In Brandon, that punishment would not be a big deal, but you have to think of the situation where it happened and in those conditions not by where you live. Where I live kids that age run all over town during the summer for several hours and it is not a big deal. I bet doing that isn't even appropriate in Brandon.  
 
So for all of you that support that woman, next time your in Winnipeg and your kid is acting up, pull over and make them walk to where you are going.  
 
Don't think you would do that. Let your 10 year old walk 5 miles across busy Winnipeg streets in rush hour, if you would give your head a shake and find your brain.

sokolovic

2/17/2012 5:19:20 PM
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Penn and Tellers: B***S***. The stranger danger episode, nuff said.  
And as far as other risks such as traffic, at ten years old the boy should know how to cross the street without harm.  
 
The only charges coming out of an incident like this should be against anyone who did actually harm the child (but that did not happen so why is this even an issue at all).

Michelle Budiwski

2/17/2012 5:41:39 PM
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maybe

  
rural82 said "ya it is ok to give a punishment to make the kid walk to school if they misbehave but it is where he was walking that is the problem. It is not a small city like Brandon, where the worst spot for crossing is (#1 Hwy or Victoria and 18th) not as dangerous as where that child was. In Brandon, that punishment would not be a big deal, but you have to think of the situation where it happened and in those conditions not by where you live. Where I live kids that age run all over town during the summer for several hours and it is not a big deal. I bet doing that isn't even appropriate in Brandon.  
 
So for all of you that support that woman, next time your in Winnipeg and your kid is acting up, pull over and make them walk to where you are going.  
 
Don't think you would do that. Let your 10 year old walk 5 miles across busy Winnipeg streets in rush hour, if you would give your head a shake and find your brain. "

If he lived on a farm or in Brandon dropping him off in downtown Winnipeg would be excessive but this is where he lives, he is or should be familiar with the area between his house and school.  
 
Is it excessive to make your 10 year old walk to school? I don't think so.  
 
 
*whoosh whoosh*

Trevor

2/17/2012 6:10:55 PM
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rural82 said "ya it is ok to give a punishment to make the kid walk to school if they misbehave but it is where he was walking that is the problem. It is not a small city like Brandon, where the worst spot for crossing is (#1 Hwy or Victoria and 18th) not as dangerous as where that child was. In Brandon, that punishment would not be a big deal, but you have to think of the situation where it happened and in those conditions not by where you live. Where I live kids that age run all over town during the summer for several hours and it is not a big deal. I bet doing that isn't even appropriate in Brandon.  
 
So for all of you that support that woman, next time your in Winnipeg and your kid is acting up, pull over and make them walk to where you are going.  
 
Don't think you would do that. Let your 10 year old walk 5 miles across busy Winnipeg streets in rush hour, if you would give your head a shake and find your brain. "

Jonesboro, Arkansas is a city of 67,000 people. So it actually is a small city like Brandon.  
 
Punishment = Crime.

Niceguy77

2/17/2012 6:14:25 PM
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Think

of how much distance a 10 year old would cover on any given day out with friends. I'm guessing it would be more than 5 miles. It wasn't that cold, and the kid got kicked off the bus. Punishment fits the crime, good on this mom for not giving the kid a "free ride" for getting in trouble.

traveller

2/17/2012 6:26:37 PM
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Miss & rural82

kids that grow up in cities are quite used to traffic and strangers, by the time i was 10 i was allowed to go to expo 86 in downtown vancouver by myself making several bus transfers to get there and in what day and age do we feel like a 1hr walk is a hardship for a 10 year old, no wonder obesity's becoming an epidemic!! before you say that was then kids near moms house back home still walk to the park and swimming pool and wherever else they want to go.i wonder when kids are allowed to grow up, you know you can still get abducted and killed at 20, 30, 40. ++  
 
just or fun ill say my stereotypes of Arkansans are gone  
 
Edited by traveller, 2012-02-17 18:33:36

Doug

2/17/2012 7:35:56 PM
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-30 and 4.6 miles

I would be more worried about the -30 that the distance. If the parent knew the kid was dressed for the weather it no biggie.  
 
Now as far as where he had to walk and if its dangerous area that complaint has merit. Yet If it was myself and I was worried about that I would still make him walk but I would follow him in my toasty warm car.  
 

Monika-dawn

2/17/2012 8:08:27 PM
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I agree with the mother

In todays world and at public schools, kids who don't learn to stay out of trouble will soon be into far worse things. Kids get into drinking and drugs and misbehaving at an early age now. So for a 10 year old to be kicked off the bus is pretty bad. I think the mother did the right thing! She was teaching him a lesson. Maybe if someone hadn't put their nose where it didn't belong as usual the kid would have learned a lesson. Its a wonder why kids miss behave and are into drugs and everything now days. Parents are charged for parenting and teaching kids a lesson. Everyone has different personalities, for some kids being taught a lesson is the only way they will learn.  
 
Good on the mom for trying not to be a friend and being a parent and not just giving the kid a slap on the wrist. I think the whole being charged thing is rediclious!

Monika-dawn

2/17/2012 8:10:27 PM
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agreed

  
Miss said "I guess I will be the first to say it, I don't know if she should go to jail for it but I do think that was very irresponsible of her and that there are better ways to teach a child something. The video says he had to walk almost 5 miles, which is about an hour walk according to anything I googled.. I think that is fairly excessive for a kid.  
And in the video it shows it is a busy city area where he was walking just for those who were wondering (the security guard who saw him was in a fairly tall/huge building, so not a small town). Would you want your kid walking that?  
 
Edited by Miss, 2012-02-17 16:48:59"

I totally agree with you.

 
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