Results for - The Fine Line Between Parent Bullying and Parenting

4,666 voters participated in this survey

  • 1. Would say that the fine line between parenting and parent bullying was crossed?
    Yes | 27.90% | 1,302 votes
    No | 45.71% | 2,133 votes
    Undecided | 26.38% | 1,231 votes
  • 2. Would you apply this method of parenting if you experienced the same or similar trouble with your children?
    Yes | 24.65% | 1,150 votes
    No | 35.58% | 1,660 votes
    Undecided | 21.97% | 1,025 votes
    Not Applicable | 17.81% | 831 votes
  • 3. When a neighbor saw the humiliated child with the sign, he called the police. Would you have done the same thing if you saw something like this happening?
    Yes | 16.12% | 752 votes
    No | 48.50% | 2,263 votes
    Undecided | 24.20% | 1,129 votes
    Not Applicable | 11.19% | 522 votes
  • 4. What is your overall opinion on this case?
    Taking into consideration that she had tried everything else and it did not work, she did the right thing | 39.13% | 1,826 votes
    She should have chosen other ways to address the problem with her child | 28.55% | 1,332 votes
    Undecided | 17.96% | 838 votes
    N/A | 13.05% | 609 votes
    Other (please specify) | 1.31% | 61 votes
  • 5. Would you say that you experienced parent bullying from your parent(s)?
    Yes | 19.52% | 911 votes
    No | 56.62% | 2,642 votes
    Undecided | 13.63% | 636 votes
    Not Applicable | 10.22% | 477 votes

08/14/2013 Parenting 10 points 75

Comments

  • shanekaroebuck profile photo
    I think you have to what you have to do as a parent. Some people give up on their kids shes being a mother some kids have to learn the hard way cause they choose to repeat their actions its better tjan abusing him
    11 months
  • CandiceG32 profile photo
    Good for her. At least she's actually trying to teach her kid ACCOUNTABLITY and CONSEQUENCES. These days it seems like the finger is pointed everywhere except at the guilty party. Maybe the kid should stop stealing, how about that?
    11 months
  • kindgentle profile photo
    Where did this woman learn her parenting techniques?
    11 months
  • tater7032 profile photo
    I can see the person who called the cops has not kids. Anyone that is a parent that is at their ends knows that nothing is off the table when it comes to trying to teach your kid between right and wrong. Also you always hear about judges doing this type of things so if you can shame them in to behaving in these certain situations then do it.
    11 months
  • BunnySTx profile photo
    the mother tried everything she knew how to do. so...she thought outside the box. Kudos to her!! Some people are just too ignorant and sensitive and think that every child is being abused if they are so much as scolded. The neighbor needed to go sit down somewhere and let her parent her child how she saw fit. As long as she not beating the kid upside the head with something then he was far from being abused or bullied. He needed to be taught a lesson. Maybe he'll learn or...there will just be another idea that comes from thinking outside the box. There are worse things that can be done. So he should count himself thankful.
    11 months
  • caroljean profile photo
    He may not have a very good attitude when he returns to school, not a good idea, wonder if the officer in the video has any kids. Then again depends on the kid he might make a big joke out of it in front of his friends. How about the kid that won $10,000. on Americas home video because he stole a cup and his reaction toward his mother was funny, he got a big reward, for doing wrong. Hey AHV how about $10 grand for a kid doing good.
    11 months
  • leo53 profile photo
    Wagner if that is the guys correct name should have a sign around his neck stating "I'm an Ingnoramous". Kudos to the mother for trying something different. She is not beating the kid with a broom in front of people, now that would be abuse. You can talk, counsel, deprive or punish all you want, but if nothing works, well then give this a shot.
    11 months
  • rstockdale profile photo
    Scarred him for life? You can't be serious! This woman did nothing wrong. She cares enough to intervene and teach the child a lesson.
    11 months
  • JanB profile photo
    Wow, a parent who actually cares about their child and wants him to learn a valuable lesson before it's too late. She tried many other options first and they didn't work. Had she spanked him like I was and my family and friends were, she may have gotten arrested. If she does nothing and he steals when he is older, she will get the blame for not doing enough. I stole gum from the store when I was very young, my mother marched me back in the store to return it and apologize. Very embarrassing but I never did it again nor do I think her actions harmed me in any way.
    11 months
  • julialupenko profile photo
    i think that was crazy to call the police on this woman for using an unconventonal form of discipline some people just want to get into other peoples bueisness. and i am sorry that man probably is not a parent . when talking no longer works for the child and all else fails u do have to get creative with children . she did the right thing because they need to learn but they also need to also have a incentive as to not do it again so .
    11 months
  • margerie profile photo
    I think the people who say this is bad are the same people that do not agree with spanking.....so how do you punish a child? when a kid does something multiple times and a parent cannot punish them they end up delinquents and the rest of us have to deal with them...I grew up in an abusive home so I understand being there, but punishment is different and the way kids are acting these days, people need to stop harping on the wrong kind of punishment and guide their children in the right direction with at times necessary punishment
    11 months
  • Shama44 profile photo
    Parenting is indeed a huge task, but all new parents should really educate themselves on every aspect during the various stages of growth of their children. I have done a lot of reading on that and I have not read anything of a punishment of that nature. That form of punishment she took is not punishment. There is no word to describe to what she has done to her child. Maybe he will not feel the shame and embarrassment for long, now, but no one knows the long term effect this would have when he is an adult. My opinion? She has scarred him for life and the consequences behind that could be horrendous.
    11 months
  • kizzes profile photo
    I think what this parent did was all she had left to do. She stated she tried other ways to stop his stealing and it didn't work. I don't think she was bullying her child I think she was a mother at wits end on how to make her child stop stealing. As for professional help, why do we always assume there is something mentally wrong
    11 months
  • stormie profile photo
    i myself would never do that I would send him to scared staight
    11 months
  • csdorsett profile photo
    This is a family matter and isn't up to neighbors to interfere. The child should learn a bitter lesson and it should hurt, that way maybe he'll think twice before taking his stealing to the next level. Maybe one day he will be stealing from those nosy neighbors.
    11 months
  • csdorsett profile photo
    This is a family matter and isn't up to neighbors to interfere. The child should learn a bitter lesson and it should hurt, that way maybe he'll think twice before taking his stealing to the next level. Maybe one day he will be stealing from those nosy neighbors.
    11 months
  • bobertoq profile photo
    Maybe the little **** shouldn't steal
    11 months
  • nikki profile photo
    Back old my parent make me kneel on the floor for 1 hour in front of the door way, i turn out just fine, kids these day are very bad kid , they have no respect for their parent, people need to mind their own bussiness, that why kid grow up killing and rob people because society think everything is abuse ,i love my parent i'm glad they punish me if they did not , i would been bad kid.
    11 months
  • nikki profile photo
    Back old my parent make me kneel on the floor for 1 hour in front of the door way, i turn out just fine, kids these day are very bad kid , they have no respect for their parent, people need to mind their own bussiness, that why kid grow up killing and rob people because society think everything is abuse ,i love my parent i'm glad they punish me if they did not , i would been bad kid.
    11 months
  • BelLise profile photo
    Wonder how many kids that Wagner guy has first of all, secondly I've heard of Judges doing the same thing with people presented in his court, this is no different and I'm sure you would agree if this child had been stealing from you instead of his parents. The law states that you CAN'T slap, smack or touch your child physically, and if she had done that, maybe Wagner would have had her arrested for child abuse, either way she was screwed. Good for her for thinking outside the box, I applaud her method.
    11 months
Load more comments...
Loading...