You Accountable For Your Kids' Actions?"
When a child finds himself or herself
in serious trouble, should parents take the fall?
Today’s guests are parents who found themselves
suffering serious consequences as a result of
their children’s actions. Find out what
After bringing a butterfly knife
to school in seventh grade with harmless intent,
Nick was sent to boot camp under his school’s
strict zero tolerance policy. Over the course
of three years, Nick was sent back to boot camp
several times and subjected to what he calls humiliating
and dehumanizing treatment. His parents Steve
and Susan say the school acted against their wishes
and that the boot camp left Nick without crucial
life and social skills he’ll need to succeed.
Larry sympathized with the family, but advised
them that they must not use the boot camp experience
as a crutch for letting Nick underachieve.
When 16-year-old Michael missed
23 days of school because of illness, his father
David was sentenced to spending 23 days attending
class with Michael. Though the school and court
had advised Michael that he could’ve avoided
punishment if he’d just obtained a doctor’s
note, Michael feels that the entire situation
was unconstitutional. As a parent, Michael says
that he should have the right to determine whether
his child is healthy enough to attend school.
Larry told Michael that whether or not he agrees
with the law, it is still in existence and Michael
must comply with it if he wants to avoid consequence.
When a teen is sent to a juvenile
facility, should his or her parents have to take
on the residential costs? Lillie found out the
hard way that the state of Pennsylvania believes
that parents should indeed pay for juvenile stay.
Danny spent time in juvenile custody after he
was accused of stealing marijuana; Lillie was
asked to foot the bill. Though she was able to
get the charges negated after Danny turned 18,
she still maintains that the system needs a major
Special thanks to Frederick Pearce of Pearman
Cooperation Alliance in Houston, TX, for providing
mentoring to today’s guests. For more information
on his services, please visit: www.frederickpearce.com
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