Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yet Something Else Not To Do To Your Child

This article that I was alerted to via the "Daily Snopes" is perhaps this Georgia mother's reply to the following inquiry:

At a party several years ago, I was introduced to a lawyer who was here from China studying taxation law at Harvard Law School. He asked me what field of law I practiced. When I told him Children's Law he said, "I don't think we have that in China." After a brief discussion of what Children's Law was about, he said, "You can probably tell me then, is it true that you're not allowed to beat your children in America?" When I said yes, that was mostly true he asked, "So, what do you do when they don't study?"

And the answer is:

As punishment for bad grades, a Georgia mother forced her 12-year-old son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer, police said.

The day after he was forced to kill his pet, the child told his teacher [...].

The teacher reported the incident to DFCS authorities, who contacted police [who arrested Mom].

See the rest of the article here: Cops: Mom forces son to kill hamster for bad grade |

So there's something else to add to my list of Top 10 Discipline Methods Not to Use on your Child.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Another Thing Not to do to Your Child?

Don't let him wear long hair.

At least not if he goes to Floyd Elementary School in Mesquite, Texas.

Texas school board keeps ban on boy's long hair

and continues the in-school suspension for the pre-kindergartner. The article says:
The district is known for standing tough on its dress code. Last year, a seventh-grader was sent home for wearing black skinny pants.