Girl, 16, charged with battery on dad...

Girl, 16, charged with battery on dad after he tries to spank her

There are 57 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 28, 2008, titled Girl, 16, charged with battery on dad after he tries to spank her. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A 16-year-old Florida girl who hit her father when he tried to spank her has been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.

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“American Against Fascism”

Since: Apr 08

Central Florida

#44 Nov 29, 2008
Teaching children to solve problems with violence... In other news, violent crime is on the rise.
Yuck

Lakeland, FL

#45 Nov 29, 2008
Major Difference wrote:
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For one, this isn't about parenting-- it's about teaching, and as someone with more than 23 years experience as an educator, I know what I'm talking about. Furthermore, the research proves that corporal punishment doesn't work-- it doesn't actually teach anything. It reinforces bad behavior and, as this story illustrates, any positive results are short term. I challenge you to find one credible study that proves corporal punishment is effective.(And your own personal experience doesn't count!)
And thank you, by the way, for stalking me all the way over here. I'm flattered! I think your new screen name is particularly fitting.
First of all, there's no way you are a teacher.
2nd, I'm sure you would love to spank some 16 year olds-as long as they are your same sex.
3rd, you and all gays are sex offenders and should be treated as such. Stay away from schools and day cares.
Florida has voted-you lose-no adoption for gays!
Major Difference

AOL

#46 Nov 29, 2008
Yuck wrote:
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First of all, there's no way you are a teacher.
2nd, I'm sure you would love to spank some 16 year olds-as long as they are your same sex.
3rd, you and all gays are sex offenders and should be treated as such. Stay away from schools and day cares.
Florida has voted-you lose-no adoption for gays!
Yes, I am a teacher and I have the license to prove it. Thankfully,the Department of Education has no moronic limitations against certifying people just for the sake of their being gay. In fact, I have a plaque and a big ol' red apple inscribed with "Teacher of the Year." In addition, I don't believe in corporal punishment. There's not a single valid research study that proves it is an effective means of teaching. Finally, if you're so concerned about sex offenders in school, why aren't you fighting to eliminate STRAIGHT female teachers from teaching? Any of these names ring a bell?: Debra Lafave, Cynthia Horvath, Laura Pace, Alyson Perry-Jarvis, Aida Schomburg, Adrienne Laflamme, Christine Jouini, Danielle Jones, Lisa Marinelli, Stephanie Ragusa, Mary Jo Spack. They should because they are all STRAIGHT teachers who had sex with their male students. I challenge you to find a list of gay teachers who had sex with their students.
No time to be hatin

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#47 Nov 29, 2008
I say, until we have an abandoment law with no age limit - we take these ungreatful creatures to Wisconsin.
No time to be hatin

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#48 Nov 29, 2008
No time to be hatin wrote:
I say, until we have an abandoment law with no age limit - we take these ungreatful creatures to Wisconsin.
Or Nebraska, whereever these ungreatful, demonic creatures can be abandoned.
razzle-dazzle

United States

#49 Nov 29, 2008
Come on, now. 16 is a little old to be spanking, At that age, that could be called self-defense.
onelindell

Mount Dora, FL

#50 Nov 29, 2008
At the age of 16 spanking is not the way. You spank children when they are younger. And a spanking never hurt or killed anyone for those who say they are new parents and will not spank thier child. In the 70's and prior years, parents spanked thier children and the jails were not filling up with young people for stealing, home invasion, car jacking, robbery, and many of the other crimes that are going on today. If more parents chastised their child with a spanking when warrented and not time out with toys, tv, computer, ipods, cellphone/telephones in thier room, then maybe there wouldn't be many of the crimes that we are enduring now. And NOTHING warrents a child hitting their parents at ANY AGE!
William and Laurey

Winnipeg, Canada

#51 Dec 23, 2008
My husband and I are firm believers in spanking.
We were both spanked growing up.
We plan to spank our children the same as we were.

Laurey.
Pat_K

Cleveland, OH

#52 Dec 24, 2008
spankuverymuch wrote:
Here's my guess. Dad threatened to take cell phone away (teens can't possible live without texting) she cussed at him--he slapped her--then things got out of hand.
EXACTLY! Why is everyone assuming the father must be a perv? A spoiled 16 year old biatch of a daughter can be a pretty intolerable pill to swallow. Trust me, i have one. and i can definitely see the scenario spankuverymuch laid out happening.
Gary the No-Trash Cougar

AOL

#53 Dec 24, 2008
Pat_K wrote:
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EXACTLY! Why is everyone assuming the father must be a perv? A spoiled 16 year old biatch of a daughter can be a pretty intolerable pill to swallow. Trust me, i have one. and i can definitely see the scenario spankuverymuch laid out happening.
Wow. The acorn never falls far from the tree, does it?
craig

United States

#54 Mar 9, 2009
I was spanked at 22 for a smart mouth. The kids of today need their asses warmed more often. The court should have ordered her spanked in open court Spankings work and the morons out there who say otherwise should not be allowed to say shit.Idiots like them created all this BS about not being able to spank your kid. Same people who want no Christmas trees in school or no one flying American flags. Enough is enough. Shut the fuck up!!
Tommy Fox

Cleveland, OH

#55 Aug 10, 2009
Butts were made to be spanked, at any age. If the little brat deserved it, she should have gotten it, bare bottomed, over daddies knees with a hairbrush. Kids are totally out of control these days. Blister em until they can't sit, they will think twice before getting into trouble again
T-Rex

United States

#56 Aug 11, 2009
Jo Mama wrote:
Of course she tried to punch her father. He's apparently taught her that's the way to solve problems. Why isn't HE busted for child abuse? A father spanking his 16-year-old daughter just seems way too kinky.
thats BS, my daughter got home about 2 hrs after her curfew,( she was 16 ),smarted off about it when I confronted her for being late,I back handed her across the mouth,she did a complete flip and landed against the wall. Quess what,she was never late again and she never smarted off again, she is now 44 with a 18 yr old daughter and does just fine.
there is a reason for the saying
""spare the rod and spoil the child""
CASEY ANTHONY IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE
T-Rex

United States

#57 Aug 11, 2009
Folks,we could argue about this till the end of days.The real proplem with our youth started when the goverment,thanks to a few woman protested that children were being abused,so they passed a law that gets you the parent arrested for inflicting necessary punishment as required ( mainly spankings )to raise thier children to be respectful.
Look at the papers everywhere, car jackings, muggings, thefts,street racing,drinking, wild party`s,a lot of sex,drugs,disrepect of all laws.
That my friends you can thank your elected government officials.
Just like the controversy about taking Gods name off the U.S. currency,the politicians swear on the same bible that they are trying to deny when elected
T-Rex

United States

#58 Aug 11, 2009
Ex_Gator wrote:
I think that if you feel you have to resort to spanking and slapping your 16-yr old to enforce discipline, then you have failed as a parent.
Not saying that 16-yr olds are perfect angels, but at that age other disciplinary measures are more appropriate (curfew, curtailing of other priviledges).
I know this from personal experience--I received a pretty vicious slap from my mother at age 15. We were arguing over some issue involving my brother--my mom, as usual, was taking his side. I was very upset and crying, when my mother up and slapped me across the face.
(No, I did not retaliate--though I'll admit I sorely wanted to.)
My stunned teenaged self asked her: "Why did you do that to me?"
Her response: "You were hysterical."
My response: "So, you would just slap anyone who is upset? Even someone you didn't know?"
Her response: "You're grounded, go to your room. I don't want to talk about this any more."
Look, my mom wasn't beating us daily. But she had her own psychological issues (like always needing to be right, irregardless of situation) that made parenting teenagers a big problem. That slap was the icing on a nasty cake--it just confirmed that I had lost all respect for her as my parent. I loved her, but the way she treated me made it impossible for me to grow up from a snarky teenager to a functional adult in her care.
The long and short of it was that I eventually went to live with relatives after an "intervention" by our pastor. This was the best thing that could of happened to our family. Only until I was in my late 20's could I finally confront my mother about this episode (and others)--her unconditional apology was key to us mending the rift. But I would be lying to you if I said it doesn't hurt me a lot to think back to those days some 20+years later(in fact, I'm crying as I type this.).
I hope this father and daughter can get the help they obviously need, and a family can be saved a lot of pain and heartache. God watch over this family in their time of need.
after reading your post,I think your mom should have beaten the hell out of you after confronting her like saying ""why did you do that to me""
It sounds like you are one spoiled smart butt girl, and the best thing that ever happened to your mom is when you moved with relatives that would cater to your childish mind.
Your mom was wrong for ever apolagising to you,it should have been the other way around
T-Rex

United States

#59 Aug 11, 2009
Just ME wrote:
Since I was once a teen girl, I personally feel a spanking at 16 isn't right. A 16 year old girl is almost a woman as far as her body goes. It doesn't make sense to spank a 16 year old girl, it creeps me out.
She is old enough to feel violated as a person to have her body touched like that. Her father could of done many of things to punish her besides spanking. Happy he isn't my father.
Bet you never think that way when your boyfriend is smack your butt do you
paddygirl

Mullingar, Ireland

#60 Aug 11, 2009
T-Rex wrote:
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thats BS, my daughter got home about 2 hrs after her curfew,( she was 16 ),smarted off about it when I confronted her for being late,I back handed her across the mouth,she did a complete flip and landed against the wall. Quess what,she was never late again and she never smarted off again, she is now 44 with a 18 yr old daughter and does just fine.
there is a reason for the saying
""spare the rod and spoil the child""
CASEY ANTHONY IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE
She sure is a good example, pity someone didnt smack her a long time ago.
I once broke my curfew by five hours and I was zozzeled drunk, lets just say when my mother got through with me I was never late again!
I think it was the only time my mother ever hit me , I got the message! just learned to hide things a lot better!
My Father only had to give me a look I knew to just stop being an ass.
My 12 tear old is now testing the water with me back answering and the usual, I have never hit him , all the kids here in Ireland are just as cocky as every kid, some even tell their parents they will ring childline!
My mam thinks its so funny now that Im going through this with my son as I was a demon teenager!

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