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Old 09-17-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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Um...I don't care who bought what for my kids, if they screw up, then I'll take their stuff until they can get their act together. Law or no law.
but what if you get arrested?
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Old 09-17-2015, 04:52 PM
 
Location: I'm around here someplace :)
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but what if you get arrested?
Unfortunately, there are too many who take the approach you quoted, and 'what if they get arrested' is only part of it... worse yet, what their approach teaches kids is "It's o.k. to break the law!" Not a good message to give to kids of any age, in my opinion. Yet parents/adults break laws and then wonder why their kids don't grow up to be law-abiding citizens.
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:25 PM
 
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Holy zombie thread batman! The OP's friend's kid is now 21. It has probably been resolved by now.
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:26 AM
 
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What is this world coming to ? we are now having a debate as to weather or not a parent can take away a kids toys for bad behavior ? isn't this what this is ?

Who is in charge here ? the parent, or the child ?
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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unfortunately too many times the kid is the one running the show and the parents figure that out way too late and have no idea how to handle an entitled teenager.
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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I live in Pennslyvaina sorry I can't spell I'm 14 anyway does my mom have a right to take away my IPhone even if I pay for my data plan by my self and paid for the phone by my self.
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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Not if they're over 18 and paid for it themselves.
At 20 my mom kept shutting the modem off at night, so I went and got phone with T-Mobile and tethered it to my laptop and used that for internet.
She had zero idea about my second phone for the longest time.
When she found out she still couldn't take it away, which she tried.
I was 20, I paid for the device, contract was in my name and I paid the bill.
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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I live in Pennslyvaina sorry I can't spell I'm 14 anyway does my mom have a right to take away my IPhone even if I pay for my data plan by my self and paid for the phone by my self.
Just don't hand it over and if she calls the cops then show them proof of purchase.
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Old 12-13-2015, 12:09 PM
 
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I live in Pennslyvaina sorry I can't spell I'm 14 anyway does my mom have a right to take away my IPhone even if I pay for my data plan by my self and paid for the phone by my self.
Apologize for whatever your transgression was, and thank your mother for caring enough to expect acceptable behavior.

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Just don't hand it over and if she calls the cops then show them proof of purchase.
Great advice . Not every mother-child relationship is fraught with the drama of your own.
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Old 12-13-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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Paid for is paid for.
If someone is going to put in the work for the money to pay for said item they worked for it, they earned it, it's theirs.
It's simple just take away something they don't own instead. Problem solved.
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