A hapless parent wrote to TODAY not long ago.
He said “Recent reports of violent incidents involving teenagers are alarming. I am divorced and my two sons live with me. The youngest child is spoilt and rebellious; his lack of discipline and poor attitude anger and sadden my family.
“For the past three years, we have failed to discipline him and have even enlisted help from Family Care Centre in this regard.
“Earlier this year, I went to the Family Court, Juvenile Justice Division, to have him declared Beyond Parental Control.”
It is so sad that a parent has to resort to this.
The fact is that some children are so wayward, unteachable and stubborn; parents are at their wits’ end.
Kids have no idea how much hurt they can cause their parents.
If these parents knew this is how their kids would turn out, I’m sure they will gladly strangle them to death the moment they were born or drown them like unwanted puppies the way that Bosnian girl in that famous video did.
Many children don’t realize that at the end of the day, when the whole world has turned against them, it’s ultimately their parents who will still bail them out.
You have a wayward kid?
I believe in BF Skinner.
He said that people will learn from suffering the consequences of their actions.
Yes, these brats will get their comeuppance indeed.
What goes around comes around.