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Old 06-07-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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So, single parents shouldn't be held accountable for their kids' whereabouts and well-being? "Oh, it's OK, little Johnny can tag the fences, he doesn't have a daddy." "Oh, is that Susie out walking the streets? She might get picked up and raped, and left for dead somewhere." "It's OK, her mom is at work and she doesn't care." See, unfortunately, it does take a village.
Well unless you chained your kid down to the floor, um no, unfotunately you cant be responsible for every action your kid makes.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Amazing that 10 and 17 year old kids have the same curfew.

I wonder how many 10-year-old kid have gone to the store in the middle of the night to buy diapers for their babies.
Here in SA ??? A bunch !!! It seems that the only time somebody gets prosecuted for a sex crime here is when they couldn't shake down the perpetrator for enough money.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Council tightens kids' curfew (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/Council_tightens_kids_curfew.html - broken link)

Do you think they'll do any better at enforcing it? I happen to agree with Sheila McNeil on this one--kids as young as 10 should not have an 11PM curfew, that's too late. They have absolutely no business being outside that late at night.

I do like the part that says the kids get taken to SAPD's youth services division and Mom or Dad has to come from the bar to pick them up. They should have to blow before they are allowed to leave with the child.
I'm cool with a curfew, but there needs to be places to go. And yes, I know "home" is one of those places, but when I was growing up we had rec leagues and gyms and other places we could go hang out. We could go to the mall until 9pm, or the movies until 1am. There needs to be things to do because whether we like it or not, when you're 17 you have waaaay too much energy to be going to bed @ 10pm on a Friday night, like this old fart does
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:11 PM
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Well unless you chained your kid down to the floor, um no, unfotunately you cant be responsible for every action your kid makes.
I've never chained my kids down. I have no idea what you are saying here.

And as a parent, yes, I am responsible for every action my kid makes.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There is so much gray here...which is why curfew laws are usually brought up only if the kiddo is causing trouble.

Nobody would call the police because the 17 year old athlete across the street jogs daily at 5:30am.

I also agree with a previous poster, 17 year olds who have graduated high school - no GED bull but really have graduated - should be exempt.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I've never chained my kids down. I have no idea what you are saying here.

And as a parent, yes, I am responsible for every action my kid makes.
i'd agree. you may not be able to control every action your kid makes, but as a parent you will, and probably should, be held responsible for their actions. it's a subtle but important difference in wording.
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