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Old 06-05-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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INDIANAPOLIS, June 5 (UPI) -- An Indiana woman said she made her children carry signs identifying them as thieves at a roadside as a punishment for stealing a gift card from her.

Natashia Scott of Indianapolis said she received a $50 gift card for being an outstanding employee at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and she soon discovered her daughter, Unique Caruthers, 11, and step-son, Xacherey Scott, 14, had spent the card on ice cream, The Indianapolis Star reported Wednesday.



Read more: Natashia Scott's kids 'humiliated' with signs for stealing gift card - UPI.com
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:37 PM
 
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She said she "hoped the punishment would put the children on the right path"...the right path alright,....right outa there...kids probably thinking...soon as possible.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:52 PM
 
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INDIANAPOLIS, June 5 (UPI) -- An Indiana woman said she made her children carry signs identifying them as thieves at a roadside as a punishment for stealing a gift card from her.

Natashia Scott of Indianapolis said she received a $50 gift card for being an outstanding employee at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and she soon discovered her daughter, Unique Caruthers, 11, and step-son, Xacherey Scott, 14, had spent the card on ice cream, The Indianapolis Star reported Wednesday.



Read more: Natashia Scott's kids 'humiliated' with signs for stealing gift card - UPI.com
Not only did she humiliate the children,she also put them in danger and should have been arrested for child neglect and abuse
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:54 PM
 
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And add child endangerment charges on the list too
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I don't see how holding up a sign is supposed to teach someone not to steal.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:10 AM
 
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That is nothing compared with what was once done in colonial America...

Punishment for a thief: branding on the forehead with a "T" and having an ear cut off.

More old colonial punishments...
Colonial House . About the Project . The Rules . Other Matters | PBS
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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We have seen various things like this before. It's not a good punishment and it is unlikely to result in changing the behavior. These punishments usually make the kids resent their parents and feel disconnected from them. That means they no longer want to please their parents, so the behavior will continue, just in a way that keeps them from getting caught.

How do we expect our children to learn that embarrassing other kids on social media is wrong, if we are embarrassing them in public as punishment. It's all connected.

Shame and Social Media: Should Parents Use Public Humiliation as Discipline? | Clutch Magazine
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Big skies....woohoo
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Bad parenting
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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Stupid yes. But abuse? Neglect? Abandonment? How so?
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:51 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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She should have taught them that stealing is wrong to begin with. Notice how the signs and her distress seem to be centered around the idea that they stole from HER.
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