Would you have the guts???

Would you have the guts to do what this dad did?

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8 Responses to Would you have the guts???

  1. mssc54 says:

    Good for him! Not facing that situation right now its easy to say “heck yeh I would do the same!”

  2. Joy says:

    I have to admit that I wouldn’t stand for this either and I’d have made my boys pay the piper.

  3. Vicki says:

    I doubt id bring them to the police station but I would do something.. I say good for him too!

  4. Nikki says:

    I can’t even imagine this so I have no idea what I’d do! I know I’d something harsh, that’s for sure! Thank goodness there are parents in the world that actually hold their children accountable for their actions!

  5. Laura says:

    It’s hard to say, since Josh is still pretty little, but I’d like to think I’d have the strength to do this. It was the right thing to do. I have to say, I hope the parents of the victim don’t press charges, though. That, to me, would be ‘piling on’. The kids’ parents are already stepping up in a major way.

  6. SKL says:

    I don’t know. I’d feel so horrible if I saw my kids hurting (let alone ganging up on) someone younger for ANY reason! I think turning them in helps the kids to understand just how bad the parent feels. It’s not like he turned them in for stealing from his wallet. He has absolutely nothing to gain from this, other than to hope that someday in the future he can be proud of his kids (assuming they learn their lesson).

    Now it’s super risky to do this because you don’t know that they will get a fair shake, especially since they are juveniles. The law is nowhere near as objective as it should be. One person can be locked up for years for the same offense that gets someone else probation. Of course a serious offense / incarceration on your record can hurt your chances of ever getting a decent education or job. I know of some young people whose parents turned them in and were hated for all the repercussions. So in that sense, it was very brave. Would I be that brave? Well, I think it’s extremely important to make sure my daughters grow up to have a conscience. Of course I expect them to make mistakes, and of course I would try every other reasonable measure to turn them in the right direction. But if I saw them spiraling toward something that all of us would regret forever? I might turn them in. Very tough question, though.

  7. Phyllis says:

    Good for him!!!! More parents should act in such a positive manner. I certainly do hope that I’d be able to do the same. This was a very serious assault…. one result being the broken jaw. The kids do need to be held responsible, and I sincerely hope that the dad makes them work to pay off the expenses resulting from the broken jaw!

  8. Ellen says:

    Yes indeed, I hope also that he let his children pay of the costs, they caused. I can imagine his outrage, to see your own children beating a younger kid that badly. A nightmare.

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