I have mixed feelings about this. No way, no how could I ever make my kid do it. OTOH, if these parents saw the handwriting on the wall, and felt like their daughter was about to head down the wrong path, I'm not sure this was such a terrible thing. I believe their intentions were good, especially since Mom stood right next to the daughter the whole time. And, sometimes the outcry about stuff like this reminds me of our outrage when Singapore caned that American teenager a number of years ago. I totally understood why Singapore wasn't looking for advice on how to curtail crime and vandalism from the United States. Sometimes the harshest critics have the least room to talk.
Nov 20, '05
phew! i'm ever so glad i read the entire article! from the title of the thread, i was thinking.... you know! :chuckle
personally, i'm more in favour of rewarding positive behaviour and trying to seek reasons/answers for negative behaviour/outcomes.
still, each to their own and ...
never judge another man or woman until you've walked a mile in their shoes!
i wish both mother and daughter all the best.
Last edit by Grace Oz on Nov 20, '05