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Would you go along with this punishment for shoplifting if it meant to criminal charges against your child?

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Asked by Octobersmom at 3:18 PM on Oct. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • LOL That is hilarious! Yes, I would definitely go along with that for my kid's punishment. I heard about a kid in KY a few years ago (I live really close to KY but I'm in VA) that stole condoms from a Walmart. He had to sit outside Walmart at a booth holding a sign that said, "I stole condoms from this Walmart" lol. I don't know if it was just one day, or several, but I thought that was really funny, too.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 7:28 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • I personally think it is a funny, unique punishment. Kudos to the store owner for trying to prevent criminal charges.. Hopefully the shoplifter learned their lesson.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 3:20 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Yes I would, a charge would leave the ten scarred for life, actually it is a great idea!

    Answer by older at 3:20 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • I think its a great idea:)

    Answer by ILovemybabies12 at 3:28 PM on Oct. 27, 2010



    Comment by Octobersmom (original poster) at 3:19 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Depends on how old the child is...If the child is like 9 and under probably not if older community service..

    Answer by chica679 at 3:19 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • I would go along with it... you did the crime do the time. :)

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 3:20 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • well imo 18 yo is an adult so i would have called the cops. and i don't see what bert has to do with shoplifting lol, but it was nice of the shop owner to do that instead of putting him in jail.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 3:20 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • well i was caught shoplifting and i'd rather dress like bert and hold a sign rather than go to jail like i did

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Yes. That would be kind compared to what I would want to do to him.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 3:20 PM on Oct. 27, 2010