The entire ordeal began when approximately 100 teens engaged in a gigantic snowball fight outside Philadelphia's City Hall Tuesday evening.
A 16-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly kicking a 15-year-old boy in the face as other teens held him down outside the store. The 15-year-old is listed in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
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What would you do if your child engaged in this thuggish behavior?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on Feb. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by MamaChamp at 12:04 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
What typically functioning teen on the planet is being watched (literally) by an adult figure, parent or otherwise 24/7? Part of your job as a parent is to guide and mentor at an appropriate developmental level, so that your kids can function independently and successfully as adults. Of course, the group mentally was clearly in play, and kids do screw up, it's all part of the learning process. You screw up,YOU pay the piper. Anyone who says, "Not my kid," clearly has not parented through adolescence. Think large toddlers (brains actually undergoing significant changes in both stages), some of whom drive-
Answer by Sisteract at 12:19 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Anon :19- Wow your kids never screwed up? Mine did. Yes, my honor students and merit scholars did screw up. Let' see the oldest is 22 and set to graduate with her Master's in May-already has 2 firm job offers. My youngest is a college Freshman at very competitive University. Both are happy, healthy, involved and bright, and they still made mistakes and displayed poor judgement at times, as did I-
Answer by Sisteract at 12:24 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 12:35 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 12:39 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:45 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by NightPhoenix at 12:59 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
As a teenager, I would have not participated in something as idiotic as this. Don't get me wrong I did stupid silly things. But none of them involved causing a 15 yr old to goto the hospital. Hopefully EVERY one of these idiotic teenagers is held accountable. If not by the law, then as the very least by their parents.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:18 PM on Feb. 17, 2010