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Old 01-24-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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What do you think of this: Yahoo!

Listen to the entire clip.
Is this appropriate behavior for a 10-year old?

Imagine him as an adult.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: North Georgia
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That is totally unacceptable. First of all at age ten the kid shouldn't be throwing tantrums in which he tosses his bear over an embankment, or any tantrums at all for that matter. Second of all when he threw the bear over the cliff Mom and Dad should've taken him home and punished him! Not gone after the bear!
Personally I think it served Mom and Dad right. Maybe falling 80ft down a hill going after a bear the kid didn't deserve will teach them somthing.
I also couldn't believe the little boy was brought a new bear by a neighbor! What he needed was a kick in the butt!
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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I hope that rescue services sends them a big fat bill for their services.

The news reporter thought it was cute?!
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hopefully this family is going to get a visit from Social Services or something. THIS IS NOT NORMAL. First of all, the child may be 10 but talked and acted like a 4 year old. Second of all, that the parents would not just use his throwing it over the side as a lesson and let him learn a consequence, BUT INSTEAD, put their lives in danger to slide 80 feet down a cliff is just sheer stupidity. The parents need help.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Yes, I agree.

this kid was developmentally not a 10-year old.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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People need Social Services called if their child seems a bit delayed and if they are indulgent fools? Uhhh....

Regardless, I agree that this kid will be in for a world of hurt once he reaches adulthood if his parents don't stop the coddling! If my TWO year old threw a bear down an embankment, I would chalk up his unhappiness over not having the bear anymore as a "natural consequence."
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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The boy threw it over. Bye Bye Teddy. Tough break, kid.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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People need Social Services called if their child seems a bit delayed and if they are indulgent fools? Uhhh....

Regardless, I agree that this kid will be in for a world of hurt once he reaches adulthood if his parents don't stop the coddling! If my TWO year old threw a bear down an embankment, I would chalk up his unhappiness over not having the bear anymore as a "natural consequence."
The parents showed an extreme lack of judgement, someone in authority might just want to double check they aren't overwhelmed by their issues and set them up for some services.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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hmmmm depending on my mood at the time.....I may have tossed the monster down after the bear
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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The parents showed an extreme lack of judgement, someone in authority might just want to double check they aren't overwhelmed by their issues and set them up for some services.
The government really has no "authority" over people raising a spoiled brat. If someone wants to bend over backwards (or heck, jump off of a cliff) to make their little monster happy, as long as they're not abusive or breaking any laws, there's nothing that anyone can do.
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