Kid wearing sign on main st corner..............

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ashley

Somerset, KY

#1 Jul 8, 2013
Was passing threw yesterday & noticed a kid with a large sign on his front & back stating "I thought it was okay to lie & steal"
He was pacing back and forth near the stop sign there on main street.
Standing off in the parking lot im assuming was the childs mother. She had a very pleased smile on her face.

Anybody else see this?

If the mother see's this post.........
I hope one day karma finds a way to publicly humiliate you!
none ya beezwax

United States

#2 Jul 8, 2013
If this kid had stolen something this was his punishment....great job Mom!!!! we need more mothers like you!
Amok

London, KY

#3 Jul 8, 2013
Parents have to get through to the kids some way ,maybe she has tried everything else , she is probably trying to keep him out of prison when he gets older !!! Kids these days think they know everything!!!!
virgo

London, KY

#4 Jul 8, 2013
none ya beezwax wrote:
If this kid had stolen something this was his punishment....great job Mom!!!! we need more mothers like you!
no we don't need more like her. if she had been a good mom he wouldn't have stole in the first place. id like to hang one around her neck that says " im a sorry no good mom " and make her walk and see if it helps her. but seems like she is more worried about makin herself look good, I think it made her look awfull.
not true

London, KY

#5 Jul 8, 2013
virgo wrote:
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no we don't need more like her. if she had been a good mom he wouldn't have stole in the first place. id like to hang one around her neck that says " im a sorry no good mom " and make her walk and see if it helps her. but seems like she is more worried about makin herself look good, I think it made her look awfull.
that is so not trueu can be a great mom if your child steals this is not the parents fault why would u say this therev is a lot of good parents and their child has chose to steal dont blame parent
GOOD DEAL

Somerset, KY

#6 Jul 8, 2013
IF THIS CHILD STOLE FROM PEOPLE AND LIED ABOUT THEN I AGREE WITH THE MOM THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO MAKE HIM UNDERSTAND YOU CANT DO THAT TO PEOPLE ITS GOOD THAT SHE STOOD HER GROUND ABOUT IT VIRGO MAYBE SOMEBODY OUGHT HANG A SIGN AROUND YOUR NECK THESE DAYS YOU HAVE TO HANDLE CHILDREN THE WAY THEY SHOULD BE HELD YOU CANT SPANK THEM ANYMORE AND MAKE THEM MIND SO I AGREE WITH THE MOMMA
virgo

London, KY

#7 Jul 8, 2013
not true wrote:
<quoted text> that is so not trueu can be a great mom if your child steals this is not the parents fault why would u say this therev is a lot of good parents and their child has chose to steal dont blame parent
I just did. she is not a good parent, probably why he stole and lied.
what if god saw that

London, KY

#8 Jul 8, 2013
i hope god makes you wear a sign for some shit you did. i understand crime and punishment but enough is enough. god doesnt make you parade for your sins, are your morals higher than his?
what if god saw that

London, KY

#9 Jul 8, 2013
Christ said he without sin cast the first stone. does the priest in the confession booth tell everyone's sin out loud, no they are private. Sorry if im wrong but does the mom wear a sign when she does something wrong? I bet she doesn't. I bet she started this to seek comfort in her parenting skills. I'm not throwing stones I'm just saying there is other ways than making your child tell every stranger that he or she is a thief. Parenting should be left at home, NOT PARADED IN TOWN, OR MAYBE SOMEONE SHOULD START A CLOTHING LINE CALLED SIN SO WE ALL COULD TELL EVERYONE OUR SHORT COMINGS!!
Amom

London, KY

#10 Jul 8, 2013
See if you feel the same way if in about ten years, if you saw that same face breaking into your home, judges do this to kids , sometimes you have to do things you think are right , Not Everyone else
what if god had seen this

London, KY

#11 Jul 8, 2013
Amom wrote:
See if you feel the same way if in about ten years, if you saw that same face breaking into your home, judges do this to kids , sometimes you have to do things you think are right , Not Everyone else
maybe im old fashion, even though im only 25, if it was my kid i would of made him walk the streets and pick up enough cans to earn the money or make him do community service for a church or something, its not a strangers business that your child stole something. show them how hard it is to earn that money and give it to a charity show him how hard people work for money and get nothing out of it
Mary

Shelbyville, IN

#12 Jul 8, 2013
Way to go mom!!
thinker

London, KY

#13 Jul 8, 2013
what if god had seen this wrote:
<quoted text>maybe im old fashion, even though im only 25, if it was my kid i would of made him walk the streets and pick up enough cans to earn the money or make him do community service for a church or something, its not a strangers business that your child stole something. show them how hard it is to earn that money and give it to a charity show him how hard people work for money and get nothing out of it
I really couldn't decide if I agreed with the parent when I saw this child out on the street yesterday, but I think you have it right. There was a punishment that fit better than making this kid a spectacle.
just sayin

Ashburn, VA

#14 Jul 9, 2013
if you are a juviniel and get caught shoplifting from walmart in tennessee you have to stand in front of the store you was caught at holding a sign stating what it was you stole for four hours a day until community service hour are complete so its not that harsh would you rather her do that or beat the hell out of the kid for stealing and you call her a bad mother for that
caNDI

Danville, KY

#15 Jul 10, 2013
virgo wrote:
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no we don't need more like her. if she had been a good mom he wouldn't have stole in the first place. id like to hang one around her neck that says " im a sorry no good mom " and make her walk and see if it helps her. but seems like she is more worried about makin herself look good, I think it made her look awfull.
I call bs a lot of bad kids come from good homes so it depends on the child and normally who they run with
sorry

London, KY

#16 Jul 11, 2013
good job mom.you should have broadcast it some how so more of us and the boys friends could have drove by and saw him,maybe throw some tomatoes at him,and we could have shunned him like them there amish do,i wish I could have thrown something at him,not nothing that would hurt but something embarrassing,he needs shunned and stuff threw at him,great job mom,please if he does this again broadcast when he will be up there,please I would love to see him,i will even egg him and throw toilet paper if you like,then you can have him clean it up too.
disillusioned

New Albany, IN

#17 Jul 12, 2013
Sorry, your name suits you.
Laughing Hyena

London, KY

#18 Jul 12, 2013
I thimk it is a wonderful idea YES!!!!And I think when some is caught making meth they should be fastened to a light pole with a 50 foot chain and have to hold up a 4 by 4 sign saying "I got caught making meth",!!!
Truth

Mount Vernon, KY

#19 Jul 26, 2013
My thought is this,what is there to steal in Mt. Vernon.Perhaps the bricks off of all the empty buildings downtown.Seriously!Sheesh,what 's left except maybe the buineses on the bypass.No,come to think of it if he keeps at it he'll probably be president as he has at least two of the needed qualifications.Does he own a 12speed bicycle?Lance Armstrong probably started the same way.This kid learns well from his elders,at least the ones who have several million in the bank.
Facepalm

Somerset, KY

#20 Jul 27, 2013
Everyone, you should calm down and speak with respect. Ashley, the original creator of this topic is a well-known and respected doctor of child development behavior. She has a weekly column in the New York Times that is syndicated world-wide.

In HER perfect world, and might I say it is truly a shame we don't live in her perfect world, when a child steals the parent should do nothing about it. Telling the kid in a stern voice (whilst shaking finger, index preferred) "No! Bad!" once is all that it takes, and any further "punishment" is child-abuse.

If we lived in her perfect world, every child be born with the inherent knowledge to not commit wrong actions, but if they defied their nature and did so anyways, their own guilt, inflicted upon them by their own conscience and that alone, would prevent them from ever committing a wrong again.

In her upcoming book, "The Parent Problem", Ashley discusses how we as a society don't even need parents, save for their ability to provide food and shelter for the young, stalwart children of forthcoming generations. In that way, parents would ideally cease to be "parents" by removing all forms of discipline and education from their actions toward their progeny, and simply serve as sponsors for these growing children. Everything else would be fine.

An excerpt from Dr. Ashley's book: "The existence of them (parents) is one of the few remaining sinews attached to the vestigial organs of society - bits of fat, the existence of which serves no positive purpose, the true influence being either nothing at all or as a negative plague on the body of our modern world. If we could each act as our own surgeons and drive out this primitive concept of "the parent" from our minds, today and tomorrow's children may be the best mannered, educated, and disciplined of any since the dawn of man."

Truly brilliant, Ashley - share with us more of your wisdom on how this mother was wrong in punishing her son, and please, share with us the results of the case study you are no-doubt initiating in which you follow whether young junior ever does commit a crime again.

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