Mike Greer and his wife Joanna moved into their new house in east Toronto two years ago believing it was the perfect place to raise their kids -- Xander, 5, and Tyra, 3.
Full story: Family terrorized by 'out of control' teens
Are today's teens out of control?
i say a good belt on the ass is required when they need it.
bring back corporate punishment in the schools. that should solve a lot of the problems.
poorie, 2012-08-30 15:30:31
When a baby is born, it's full of wonder of the world around them. An undying curiousity and desire to learn about everything regarding the huge world around them. There is no fear, distrust or lashing out for protection and as they get older a need to make their parents proud of their accomplishments. A need to learn right from wrong to shape their lives as they become teenagers and eventually adults. And if that were what was happening, it would be a perfect world, so what's gone wrong?
Too many adults today show a lack of trust and a desire to inflict pain. A tendency to show indifference for those that aren't in their world. They are so absorbed with their own lives that they let too many things slide, including justice because it doesn't conform to their beliefs. And then they wonder why children continue down the same path of vicious, ugly and at times destructive lives.
Adults are beating into children, sometimes physically but mostly mentally, that it's okay to hate, to lash out at authority who tells them different. And then they wonder why society refers to their child as a 'troubled teen'.
They blame society, their child's peers, school, even the various movies and television shows that children are exposed to on a daily basis. But the truth of the matter is that it's the parents to blame. The ones who have a child for the prestege and then continue to live their lives, vacationing while the child stays with family or a babysitter but never together. The ones who take no interest in their child's education, their friends, their lives.
There are families who can trace their family's ancestry back 300 years, and yet can't even tell where their kids were last night. News flash people, having a child doesn't make you a parent any more than having a piano makes you a pianist.
Trixie, 2012-08-27 16:10:36
Actually, CliffStr, he answers that question in the affirmative with most of his posts. Trying to understand the Lib-Left mindset - which totally lacks basic logic on most matters - is like trying to unravel the chicken or the egg conundrum. A complete exercise in futility.
Pragmatic, 2012-08-08 08:17:27
Neil McClung, 2''
Are you really that obtuse???
Obviously this was done to hi-lite an issue not to provide booze to the underaged. One hint to that effect would be the fact that the booze was taken from the kid immediately after purchase.
I would think that reasonable people would be grateful for having this issue brought to their attention, not all pissed off and getting their beaks out of joint.
CliffStir, 2012-08-03 14:07:36
The LCBO broke the law as well; not asking for ID. However, they may have a leagal out. "In a prosecution for a contravention of subsection (2), (4) or (4.1), the court may determine, from the appearance of the person and from other relevant circumstances, whether a person to whom liquor was served or supplied, a person who was permitted to have or consume liquor or a person who was permitted to use a ferment on premise facility to make beer or wine appears to be under 19 years of age. 1998, c. 24, s. 12 (2); 2006, c. 34, s. 16 (42)."
But the law also states -
"No person under nineteen years of age shall have, consume, attempt to purchase, purchase or otherwise obtain liquor. R.S.O. 1990, c. L.19, s. 30 (8)." In other words, the Sun encouraged a minor to break the law.
This is also dealt with in the Liquor Licensing Act -"Individuals convicted of selling or supplying liquor to a minor under the Liquor Licence Act face a fine of up to $200,000 and a jail term of up to one year. Corporations may be fined up to $500,000."
So... our kids are hellians and we need to start doing something about them.
Getting them bombed seems to be the suggestion.
Neil McClung, 2012-07-24 14:55:57
Amelializardo, 2012-07-11 00:30:49