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2012-02-18 08:33:08 AM
Making your child walk to school is now endangering the welfare of a child?

What world do I live in again?
 
2012-02-18 08:45:41 AM
The boy is 10 for crissakes. He is learning consequences to bad behavior.

/nequavion, please.
 
2012-02-18 08:58:18 AM
I understand that we no longer live in a "safe" world. I understand that it's not like my mom's upbringing, where if she had gone to public school instead of parochial my grandmother could have watched her walk the 250 yards to school by looking out the front window of the house. (My dad had to walk twice as far, though I'm not sure if he cut through the yards to save the difference.) But let's be honest here: Most of us think the mom did the right thing. Most of us think this is probably the first time the mom did anything to discipline the kid. And most of us probably want to think everyone can and should be able to do things like this.

\lived just over 5 miles to where I went for 4th grade, with just under half of that along US-6
\\would've sucked, too many hills :P
 
2012-02-18 09:46:01 AM
Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, but if she had followed him, it sounds like the punishment was actually making the kid learn something. God forbid.

Next time, walk with him.
 
2012-02-18 10:18:55 AM
On Monday, his mother ordered him to walk to school, almost five miles from their home. During his walk he crossed a bank parking lot, catching the eye of a security guard surprised to see a child alone in the area.
"Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.


Listen up, parents--your kids are not allowed to be out running the streets and walking across bank parking lots. Why, there might be a car around there somewhere.

/f*cking loony tunes
//surprised any modern kid could even walk five miles
 
Skr
2012-02-18 10:19:44 AM
FTA:"so she didn't do nothing wrong."

Classic
 
2012-02-18 10:19:59 AM
I know a kid who was forced to do this in high school. Kid was a punk, though, and his mother was fed up. Dick shouldn't have got himself kicked off the bus.
 
2012-02-18 10:20:08 AM
I guess Nequavion means "he who walks far". Or, mom threw up the scrabble tiles and named the kid.
 
2012-02-18 10:20:50 AM

Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, but if she had followed him, it sounds like the punishment was actually making the kid learn something. God forbid.

Next time, walk with him.


Since when? I walked to school alone from the age of 8.

/In my day...!
//I sound old...
 
2012-02-18 10:21:13 AM
Really? I walked 12 miles to and from school a few times because I loss my bus pass. The school didn't have school buses so you had to take public transportation and the MTA didn't believe in giving people free rides even if they were school children. My mom would be up shiat's creek if these people found out about that.
 
2012-02-18 10:22:32 AM

Only five miles? Sissy!


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2012-02-18 10:22:53 AM
Unimpressed:

img21.imageshack.us
 
2012-02-18 10:23:08 AM
Of course, the school bus company offered a limosine service at $100/day, but the mother abusively decided her child should walk. After all is is Arkansas, not some third world state.

i279.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-18 10:23:28 AM
The world is such a dangerous place these days. Except it's statistically far less dangerous than it was 20 years ago when I almost always walked (well rode my bike) six miles to elementary school. A few years later, my parents, through their blatant negligence, really endangered my welfare when I routinely ran 10 miles each way to high school. I can't believe my parents were never arrested.
 
2012-02-18 10:23:38 AM
Noone got tasered ? Progress !
 
2012-02-18 10:24:04 AM
Pray for Nequavion!
 
2012-02-18 10:24:17 AM

cryinoutloud: "Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.


No. Just no. That's not the question of law at hand.

You're just making up personal inquiries. I can do that too.

Ask yourself a question - Would you want police raising your child? No? 10 years in jail for Sergeant Lyle Waterworth!
 
2012-02-18 10:25:46 AM
Good on her.
She did the right thing in my opinion.
I have walked at least that going to school before.
Heck I was a latch key kid starting at 6.

//Up hill both ways.
 
2012-02-18 10:26:05 AM
"Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.

Ok, Sergeant McDouchenozzle. You want to argue that it's not safe for a 10 year old kid to walk 5 miles in broad daylight your town? Perhaps you should get off your ass and fix that. Protect and serve, you son of a biatch.
 
2012-02-18 10:27:41 AM
Good on Mom. Even the boy understands. (That actually speaks well for him)

An hour in jail and a dollar fine.
 
2012-02-18 10:28:36 AM

FriarReb98: I understand that we no longer live in a "safe" world.


WUT?

No, we live in a media- and politically-fueled world of manufactured irrational fear.

Kids are not allowed to go outside and play and ride bikes because some helicopter parent can't let their snowflake breathe outside air.

By age 9, I had a bus pass for trips over 2 miles as my mom was not my personal taxi service.
 
2012-02-18 10:29:02 AM
"If we see a child and see the child out in a location where they shouldn't be, feel free to call the police. That's what we're here for, and we want to keep the kids safe," said Waterworth.

Really? They need guns and SWAT gear "to keep the kids safe"?

Police Priorities According to Sergeant Lyle Waterworth
1. Keep kids safe.
2. Rescue cats/firemen from trees.
3. Donuts.
4. Write traffic tickets.
5. Donuts.
6. ?????

/the terrorists have won
 
2012-02-18 10:29:07 AM

Skr: FTA:"so she didn't do nothing wrong."

Classic


He's 10. I doubt he knows how to spell his own name.

/Seriously, I don't think he does
 
2012-02-18 10:29:23 AM
I'm really having trouble figuring out what this mom did wrong (did the kid have to cross a freeway or through a firing range or something?). While I didn't have to travel nearly that far to get to school (less than 1.5 miles), I was walking/riding my bike to and from when I was younger than 10.
 
2012-02-18 10:30:21 AM

lohphat: FriarReb98: I understand that we no longer live in a "safe" world.

WUT?

No, we live in a media- and politically-fueled world of manufactured irrational fear.

Kids are not allowed to go outside and play and ride bikes because some helicopter parent can't let their snowflake breathe outside air.

By age 9, I had a bus pass for trips over 2 miles as my mom was not my personal taxi service.


Yea but child predators didn't exist back then. Everyone knows that
 
2012-02-18 10:32:27 AM

alternative girlfriend: Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, but if she had followed him, it sounds like the punishment was actually making the kid learn something. God forbid.

Next time, walk with him.

Since when? I walked to school alone from the age of 8.

/In my day...!
//I sound old...


This. School was a little more than a mile away too.

/built character
 
2012-02-18 10:33:31 AM

FriarReb98: I understand that we no longer live in a "safe" world.


Bunk. Crime in general is at an all-time low. It's the 24/7 news reporting cycle that makes you think the world's somehow become "less safe" in the last 20 years.
 
2012-02-18 10:33:34 AM
FTA: "Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.

The problem with this reasoning is that there's always somebody with a lower bar for "unsafe." Using Waterworth's logic, we'd be transporting our children in meteor and microbe-proof bubbles. Somebody, somewhere, will always think you're endangering your kids.

Kids are tougher than today's parents seem to think, and overprotecting them is harming them far more than the occasional fall from a tree is likely to do.

/walked, cycled, or went skiing the 2 miles to my school
//not abusive
///unlike school itself
 
2012-02-18 10:34:06 AM

Bacon Bits: "Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.

Ok, Sergeant McDouchenozzle. You want to argue that it's not safe for a 10 year old kid to walk 5 miles in broad daylight your town? Perhaps you should get off your ass and fix that. Protect and serve, you son of a biatch.


Bravo.
 
2012-02-18 10:34:08 AM
Punishing your kid with excercise = Jail time

Punishing your kid by filling their laptop with bullets = Fame

Let that be a lesson. Next time, bust a cap in his shoes and put it on youtube.
 
2012-02-18 10:34:29 AM

FriarReb98: I understand that we no longer live in a "safe" world. I understand that it's not like my mom's upbringing, where if she had gone to public school instead of parochial my grandmother could have watched her walk the 250 yards to school by looking out the front window of the house. (My dad had to walk twice as far, though I'm not sure if he cut through the yards to save the difference.) But let's be honest here: Most of us think the mom did the right thing. Most of us think this is probably the first time the mom did anything to discipline the kid. And most of us probably want to think everyone can and should be able to do things like this.

\lived just over 5 miles to where I went for 4th grade, with just under half of that along US-6
\\would've sucked, too many hills :P


FriarReb98, Stop watching Fox News, the world is NOT as dangerous as it's perceived. Kids used to go outside and play for hours, god forbid, BY THEMSELVES, unsupervised (oh the horror!)and somehow manage not to get kidnapped.

"Snowflake" parents need to be shot. While I agree that teaching the kid a lesson was in order, five miles might be a little excessive for a walk. Get the kid a bike and be done with it.
 
2012-02-18 10:35:34 AM

FriarReb98: I understand that we no longer live in a "safe" world.


What the fark does that even mean? Are you implying there are more kidnappers & child molesters out there now then, say, 40 years ago? And you are aware that most abductions & molestations happen with people the kid knows anyway, right?

Most of us think the mom did the right thing. Most of us think this is probably the first time the mom did anything to discipline the kid. And most of us probably want to think everyone can and should be able to do things like this.


Yeah, most of us think she did the right thing, because she DID do the right thing. 5 miles for a 10-yo is nothing. We used to ride our bikes twice that far to get to the beach when we were 10. Only the helicopter parents think that's too far for their precious snowflake to walk. Kid got thrown off the bus? Fine, walk. Asshat security guard couldn't mind his own business & now the mother's involved with CPS. This is just a river of stupidity on behalf of everyone BUT the mother and she's the one in trouble.


\lived just over 5 miles to where I went for 4th grade, with just under half of that along US-6
\\would've sucked, too many hills :P


Good thing you didn't have to walk it one day. After all, since you were spared that grueling punishment, you turned out so reasonable.
 
2012-02-18 10:35:51 AM

cman: Making your child walk to school is now endangering the welfare of a child?

What world do I live in again?


A world where people think stuff like:

Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school


A world where most people constantly wet their pants in fear, shake their fists with rage, and have have lots of lawyers.

A world I like to call called Americearth.
 
2012-02-18 10:37:08 AM

Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, but if she had followed him, it sounds like the punishment was actually making the kid learn something. God forbid.

Next time, walk with him.


BS, in 5th grade I was riding my bike back and forth to school, a good two miles.
 
2012-02-18 10:39:50 AM
I spent almost my entire elementary school years out playing at least a mile from home at all times and the only time I was even noticed was when me and a friend were riding bikes along a major highway and way too close to traffic. The smaller 2-lane highways with blind turns and no shoulders were still OK. This was only twenty years ago. Crime hasn't gone up. What can we expect from our young who are now going to be out of college before they ever have to make an individual choice.
 
2012-02-18 10:40:21 AM

Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, but if she had followed him, it sounds like the punishment was actually making the kid learn something. God forbid.

Next time, walk with him.


There are plenty of things a 10 year old is too young for, but walking alone to school is not one of them.
 
2012-02-18 10:40:51 AM
Five miles of what is the real question. If it was five miles of sidewalk (really unlikely) and the mother made some attempt to make sure he didn't get hit by a plane or bus or whatever, I'd be all for it. Otherwise, ten is just too young. Especially a ten year old that obviously has behavioral issues.

Screw the safety of the kid, I'm worried about the safety of the store fronts, animals, and joggers in the area.
 
2012-02-18 10:41:15 AM
N E Q U A V I O N

images.paraorkut.com

"How can I make a word out of these lousy letter?"
 
2012-02-18 10:42:15 AM
bullshiat. there was kiddie diddlers, drunk drivers, murderers and priests in 1957 too. hearing of news quicker is what has changed the most. busing children to schools they don't belong in has been a problem since it was started. you put the riff-raff among decent children and it does not make the riff-raff step up and toe the line.
small local schools are the way to do.
 
2012-02-18 10:42:19 AM

Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, but if she had followed him, it sounds like the punishment was actually making the kid learn something. God forbid.

Next time, walk with him.


Why? What part of 5 miles in broad daylight didn't you understand? He's not in an unfamiliar place or likely to get lost. Had you said she should follow him to make sure he WENT to school instead of goofing off, okay. But no, you're as ridiculous as the security guard who started this mess. 10-yo's can walk 5 miles. It's not going to kill him and nobody is really that interested in your precious snowflake.
 
2012-02-18 10:42:37 AM

Pert: N E Q U A V I O N

[images.paraorkut.com image 476x322]

"How can I make a word out of these lousy letter?"


Vane.

/the name almost soundly defeats an anagram generator
 
2012-02-18 10:44:15 AM
Oh who cares? It's not like he's not going to turn out hillbilly trash in the hood anyway.
 
2012-02-18 10:45:04 AM

Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, .


Really? Mu son walked to school when he was six. Of course I walked him the first few times and did all the street proofing stuff, so he was safe. He's nine now and this summer he'll cross a mid-sized city alone by bus, including a transfer, to go to camp.

/Have fun raising your kids to live in fear, but should it ever occur to you that perhaps you are doing more harm than good you may want to check out this link (new window).
 
2012-02-18 10:46:00 AM
blacktown.net
 
2012-02-18 10:46:07 AM
Nequavion :
encrypted-tbn3.google.com
 
2012-02-18 10:46:55 AM
Also knows a boy with a funny name:

2.bp.blogspot.com

hotlink
 
2012-02-18 10:47:06 AM
Just wait until his father hears about this!
 
2012-02-18 10:47:20 AM
Sounds like they're both a little "challenged."

/I'm all for proper discipline, but that's too far to have a 10 year old walk by himself.
//Take away privileges. Conditioning, people - learn it, know it, use it!
 
2012-02-18 10:47:42 AM
I'm going to give FriarReb98 the benefit of the doubt here - I read his post to mean, "We no longer live in a world that is generally perceived as 'safe'." Even though kids are safer today than they were a generation ago.

The problem today is that we have so sheltered our children, they are unprepared to face any sort of threat at all, natural or predatory. They have no survival skills, because where we used to teach basic safety, we now smother them with vigilant overprotection instead.

Walking home from school at age 9, I survived an attempted snatching. I credit this to having good survival instincts, and listening to them. I worry today that when today's sheltered snowflakes get their first taste of freedom, they will not be nearly as prepared.
 
2012-02-18 10:48:34 AM

FriarReb98: I understand that we no longer live in a "safe" world. I understand that it's not like my mom's upbringing, where if she had gone to public school instead of parochial my grandmother could have watched her walk the 250 yards to school by looking out the front window of the house. (My dad had to walk twice as far, though I'm not sure if he cut through the yards to save the difference.) But let's be honest here: Most of us think the mom did the right thing. Most of us think this is probably the first time the mom did anything to discipline the kid. And most of us probably want to think everyone can and should be able to do things like this.

\lived just over 5 miles to where I went for 4th grade, with just under half of that along US-6
\\would've sucked, too many hills :P


Hasn't violent crime been going down?

/The "older days were better" argument is horseshiat. People just stuck their heads in the sand more.
 
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