Parents are always responsible for their children's actions. It depends on how people train their child/children when their young (starts when they're infant).<quoted text>
you ARE responsible for your childs actions until they move out of your house! my oldest daughter is 19 and until she finishes college and moves out i feel i am responsible for her actions. its called proper parenting. you do not have to "beat the daylights out of them." you can use corporal punishment on your children without beating them. your excuses are a cop-out.
Probverbs 22:6 says "Train your child the way he should go and when they're old they will not depart from it."
Also, America needs to know the difference between discipline and abuse. Teachers are telling the kids to call the police when parents are discipling them (that's correct, I said discipling not abusing). That is why kids have no respect to the elders.