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Old 04-28-2014, 08:11 AM
 
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Over protective moms are the reason this nation has been wussified.
I'd agree parents have become way too overprotective but I don't see any justification for what this Father did. Allowing the kid onto the ramp is where the parents involvement should end other than encouragement. Perhaps the Father could of put some pads on and did it himself for encouragement.... Wouldn't see me going down that ramp and I used to skateboard.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Um...I hate that man.
I want him prosecuted in some way.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Another news source,

Video, http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...ateboard-ramp/
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas/SF Peninsula/South Lake Tahoe
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Don't give me lip service.

This kid is on that ramp weekly. They were talking about a new move and the kid was giving lip service to dad.

Shut up dad and let me do this... Bipp



Dads that are tough on their kids, tend to grow up to very successful.
Over protected kids, can't cope and need a therapist.
And what did the father accomplish?
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Texas
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CPS should be all over this like white on rice.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Skateboard Dads, Little League Dads, Dance Moms, Cheerleader Moms, Hollywood Moms, American Idol Moms; we've seen it all. It's not pretty.

One of the better books I've read on the subject was Melissa Francis' Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter. Melissa can now be seen regularly on TV as a financial reporter, and can be remembered from Little House on The Prairie. Not to be confused with Melissa Gilbert.
Melissa survived it all with her soul intact. Her mother did not.

God Bless You, Kid, whoever you are. It will be tough.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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Well we dont know what was said between the 2. So it couldve been something like:

Dad: "Why are you waiting?"

Kid: "Im afraid im going to fall and get hurt"

Dad: "Here, let me help you get over that fear"

(kick)
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:03 PM
 
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I also think parents have become too overprotective. I also think this man was too harsh in what he did. I can't realistically think of a scenario where this would have been ok. Sometimes there are things in life that make you stronger. Hopefully, this is one of those things. I suspect that some of those kids that get neglected a bit possibly come out stronger in the end.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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Skateboard Dads, Little League Dads, Dance Moms, Cheerleader Moms, Hollywood Moms, American Idol Moms; we've seen it all. It's not pretty.

One of the better books I've read on the subject was Melissa Francis' Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter. Melissa can now be seen regularly on TV as a financial reporter, and can be remembered from Little House on The Prairie. Not to be confused with Melissa Gilbert.
Melissa survived it all with her soul intact. Her mother did not.

God Bless You, Kid, whoever you are. It will be tough.
Seriously. If the kid didn't want to go, choosing not to skateboard that day would hardly affect him. His dad is trying to live vicariously through his kid - probably watches the X-Games and imagines himself there.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:00 PM
 
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I expected to watch the video and come back here saying, "quit overreacting and get over yourselves."

Well, I watched it. That dad is a %#@.
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