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Old 11-14-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Everyone who keeps saying it's not punishment, it's fun, you don't know the kid. What is fun for you is not fun for everyone else. This kid might absolutely HATE being outside. If he's like a lot of kids today, being outside in that tent means no computer, no internet, no gaming, no electricity, nothing. What does he have? A sleeping bag, a flashlight...and what?

Nothing. (Surely they took his phone away, too.)

Plus, while at first it might seem fun, and "haha, this is not punishment", after a few days, the novelty starts to wear off. Everyone else is inside, being a family, you're outside in a tent...like a dog in a dog house. It's going to start working on that kid's mind.

What he has to do is think or read. Or he could write. Any one of those activities is very productive.

The parents know their kid...far better than any of you. The parents know what the kid likes and what the kid hates. Being in the backyard would never have been used as a punishment for me because I would have enjoyed it too much...but my parents knew that. It is very reasonably possible that this kid absolutely hates it, and that is why the parents chose it.
Well yes, but on the other hand he's 16 years old and I would think attends school. He and his buddies could have a grand old time drinking beer, smoking pot and sneaking girls over during the night in that innocent little tent in their backyard.

He might be having MUCH more fun at night than they'll ever know
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Well yes, but on the other hand he's 16 years old and I would think attends school. He and his buddies could have a grand old time drinking beer, smoking pot and sneaking girls over during the night in that innocent little tent in their backyard.

He might be having MUCH more fun at night than they'll ever know
He's not out there at night time. He was stuck out there during the day time over summer vacation. I doubt there's any sneaking of anything going on.
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Canada
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He's not out there at night time. He was stuck out there during the day time over summer vacation. I doubt there's any sneaking of anything going on.
Aha! guess not lol
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:41 AM
 
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Nosy neighbors. The kid is sleeping outside, not a big deal. He is 16, a young man almost. Even if the parents went overboard with the punishment, there is no real harm to the kid.

What a bunch of pansies we have become.
I wish there was a way that people who "snitch" on parents, the nosy neighbors of the world, could be legally prosecuted for harassment in some manner. I know we don't want child abuse to be given the silent treatment, but we've gone way overboard in the other direction.

Heck I'd love it if such people could be given this treatment "I have friends, big friends, big friends with lots of body hair and mozarella on their breathe, capiche?" (starting around 2:11)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcrpIrmSxxQ
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