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Tough Love Article, Opinions?

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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An 11-year-old boy stood outside the Duval County School Board building Wednesday morning holding a sign reading, "I am suspended from school for hitting the wall."

The other side of the sign read: "I can do better. I will do better."The boy, who was suspended from school and whose name Channel 4 is not using, was ordered to hold the sign by his mother.She said she was not doing it to humiliate her son, but to prevent him from going down the wrong path."It hurts, but I think it would hurt even worse if I saw him on television handcuffed, going to the Duval County jailhouse," said the boy's mother, Marcia Harvey. "I'd rather do something now about it."I wasn't clear how long the boy was made to hold the sign. The boy, the sign and his mother were gone by noon.Scroll down and use the comments to say if you support the mother's brand of tough love or if you think the punishment was over the top.


What do you think??? I think it was a good idea personally.

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by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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pellen
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:22 PM

BUMP!

KristaP0713
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM

 I love creative discipline :)

 

pellen
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:32 PM

BUMP!

NearSeattleMom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Makes me wonder why the boy misbehaved in the first place.

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