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i always see some people are so quick to blame the parents when a teenager (for example) goes and shoots a toddler in the face. while i understand there are circumstances that could produce a mentally unstable teenager, sometimes they just make really bad, stupid choices. i was raised in a happy home with two married parents and a stable environment. is it my parent's fault that i decided to be irresponsible and become a mother at 19? skip school and smoke marijuana and drink underage? when the skipping school thing caught up with me they took my car and cell phone away and personally dropped me off at school. you know what i did? turned right back around when they weren't looking and left with my boyfriend. is that their fault? i find it ironic that we're being blamed for coddling our children, yet we (not all of us) aren't teaching them to be accountable.
Answer by Ballad at 1:32 PM on Mar. 26, 2013
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Answer by older at 1:25 PM on Mar. 26, 2013
Parents are responsible. Kids spend the first four years of their lives with their parents and they develop a sense of who their parents are. Kids are sponges that way.
So if your child were to rape and murder someoen when they are adults, you will be the one to blame? You need a new way of thinking.
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