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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ultimate Pathetic Parenting

This news story blew my mind when I read it. A 10-year-old boy fatally shot his mother after an argument last week. The mother simply asked her son to carry some firewood into the house. His uncle was quoted as saying, "He had anger issues, and she overlooked those anger issues." But here's the kicker: the 10-year-old had a gun rack mounted in his room! Why would any parent allow their young, hostile child to keep guns in his room?

The boy had various discipline problems at the schools he attended. At the age of 7, he was being taken to the school gym for a timeout due to unruly behavior. He grabbed a dustpan in the gym and hit the principal in the face with it. The boy was then transferred to a behavior disorder school. This is a boy you're going to allow to have four guns in his room?

Unfortunately, this mother paid the price for her own bad parenting. The equation is not difficult - a disciplinary problem child has guns in his room, he argues with his mother, he shoots her dead. Sad story, even sadder ending.

Now his family is asking for his release so he can stay with relatives. Yeah, that's a boy I would just love to find out is in my kid's class! What is he capable of next?

I guess the moral of this story is that pathetic parenting can be highly dangerous. Hmm...quite an understatement.


Theresa said...

WOW! Just WOW! I can't imagine ANY child having real guns in their room. In light of everything in Arizona this past Saturday, my husband and I have been talking about guns and responsibility and how powerful guns are all weekend...

chris said...