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(WSBTV)   A late entry in the Parents of the Year contest just may be the winner. Parents pick up their daughter at middle school, follow the bus to a bus stop, and incite a fight with another middle school girl, which they videotape   (wsbtv.com) divider line 121
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2012-12-08 05:33:34 PM
I'm not sure parenting works anymore. I think that maybe we should abolish it.
 
2012-12-08 05:35:49 PM

WhippingBoy: I'm actually quite ashamed of myself right now (for real).
I saw the article, and I immediately thought "black people!".

I'd like to think I'm not a racist, but I guess I am.


Pointing out statistical accuracies doesn't make you a racist. It means your common sense is about to be assaulted by politically correct closet-racists.
 
2012-12-08 05:37:21 PM
BLAWL
 
2012-12-08 05:47:26 PM
So about bullying on the school bus in middle school.

I live in the same county where this lovely episode took place. Interestingly, I just had dinner with a couple whose middle school son is being bullied by a group of girls while riding a DeKalb County school bus. Next district over.

Boy doesn't want parents to report it. So the parents are driving him to school and home now. I suggested the parental approach in this article and they thought I was joking. Well maybe I was.

What to do? Any brilliant suggestions for my friends, fellow Farkers?
 
2012-12-08 05:52:54 PM

Aces and Eights: So about bullying on the school bus in middle school.

I live in the same county where this lovely episode took place. Interestingly, I just had dinner with a couple whose middle school son is being bullied by a group of girls while riding a DeKalb County school bus. Next district over.

Boy doesn't want parents to report it. So the parents are driving him to school and home now. I suggested the parental approach in this article and they thought I was joking. Well maybe I was.

What to do? Any brilliant suggestions for my friends, fellow Farkers?


Are any of them named Unique?
 
2012-12-08 06:08:57 PM
FTA: " We seen them from behind the bus"

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2012-12-08 06:10:46 PM
I don't see anything at all wrong with this whole situation. Dad kept people away while the two kids fought. This is how Hood justice works. I have seen this before with my own eyes. Two kids wanna fight, but don't need the trouble it brings so one of the kid's parents lets the kids use the back yard and supervises said fight. Seriously, I see nothing wrong with a couple of parents keeping the fight between the two kids involved. It never said that the mother or father jumped into the melee and started wreaking havoc on everyone in their general vicinity.
 
2012-12-08 06:11:22 PM

Aces and Eights: Boy doesn't want parents to report it. So the parents are driving him to school and home now. I suggested the parental approach in this article and they thought I was joking. Well maybe I was.

What to do? Any brilliant suggestions for my friends, fellow Farkers?


The boy should call them on their bad behavior and cuss them out on the schoolbus. Call them a bunch of biatches. Stand up and make a big scene. It won't stop them right away, it might even make it worse, but he'll earn some respect for standing up for himself and telling it like it is. He'll regain his dignity and gain some sympathy from other people. The girls might continue bullying him after that, but he doesn't need to repeat the big scene every time, just say a few choice words without putting the same effort into it. People will start to see the girls as nasty biatches, and eventually they'll realize they're starting to make themselves look bad.

If they're physically bullying him, he should first tell them off dramatically as above, then file charges against them if the bullying continues. He can't respond physically, because most people would be viscerally horrified by a boy responding violently to girls, no matter how justified it is. It's also important not to resort to school authorities, because the other students would see that as pathetic and disloyal. It's students versus school authorities, always. Siccing the police after the biatches would be respectable, I think.  It might even seem kind of bad-ass.
 
2012-12-08 06:20:25 PM

AustinFakir: Siccing the police after the biatches would be respectable, I think.  It might even seem kind of bad-ass.


I should add that if the kid is getting physically bullied by these girls, the important thing about using the police is that it's how an adult would deal with the situation. He's a kid getting bullied by girls on a school bus, which just looks childish and pathetic, and then he goes off and deals with the cops (which are kind of scary to any teenager) and has them deal with the situation for him, which is very adult and very pimp by high school standards.
 
2012-12-08 06:21:34 PM

AustinFakir: Aces and Eights: Boy doesn't want parents to report it. So the parents are driving him to school and home now. I suggested the parental approach in this article and they thought I was joking. Well maybe I was.

What to do? Any brilliant suggestions for my friends, fellow Farkers?

The boy should call them on their bad behavior and cuss them out on the schoolbus. Call them a bunch of biatches. Stand up and make a big scene. It won't stop them right away, it might even make it worse, but he'll earn some respect for standing up for himself and telling it like it is. He'll regain his dignity and gain some sympathy from other people. The girls might continue bullying him after that, but he doesn't need to repeat the big scene every time, just say a few choice words without putting the same effort into it. People will start to see the girls as nasty biatches, and eventually they'll realize they're starting to make themselves look bad.

If they're physically bullying him, he should first tell them off dramatically as above, then file charges against them if the bullying continues. He can't respond physically, because most people would be viscerally horrified by a boy responding violently to girls, no matter how justified it is. It's also important not to resort to school authorities, because the other students would see that as pathetic and disloyal. It's students versus school authorities, always. Siccing the police after the biatches would be respectable, I think.  It might even seem kind of bad-ass.


Yes, part of the problem is that he can't physically fight them because they're girls.

I asked how he typically responds, and they said he puts his earphones in, looks down or away, and does his best to ignore. I think your idea of direct confrontation would earn him more street cred. Sometimes that's hard to do when your self esteem has been rocked for a while and you're 12 or 13 years old.

Will pass your comments on to them, though. Poor kid. I really don't know why some kids end up being the ones other kids pick on. He's a really good kid and a nice person who respects others.
 
2012-12-08 07:27:36 PM
As a kid, I got picked on a lot. I was transplanted from the Chicago area to semi-rural Tennessee. I was a dorky, short, godless, friendless kid, and so the shiat was piled on me and I took it. As I entered puberty, I started becoming an angry person, and finally I started snapping.

I was riding the bus one day, minding my own business, and two girls who liked to torment me were sitting in the seat behind me. They started doing that shiat where you pretend to hock a loogie and blow in a person's hair. They did this for a few minutes, and the dam finally broke. I whipped around, hocked up a big one, and spat in their faces. I don't know if it was shock or what, but they never did tell on me. After that, I found myself fighting back more and more. People started leaving me alone, and I had a better school experience.

I guess the lesson is that the more you stand up, the less you get knocked down.
 
2012-12-08 07:31:13 PM

Mega Steve: I guess the lesson is that the more you stand up, the less you get knocked down.


Provided you live.
 
2012-12-08 07:58:52 PM

Mega Steve: As a kid, I got picked on a lot. I was transplanted from the Chicago area to semi-rural Tennessee. I was a dorky, short, godless, friendless kid, and so the shiat was piled on me and I took it. As I entered puberty, I started becoming an angry person, and finally I started snapping.

I was riding the bus one day, minding my own business, and two girls who liked to torment me were sitting in the seat behind me. They started doing that shiat where you pretend to hock a loogie and blow in a person's hair. They did this for a few minutes, and the dam finally broke. I whipped around, hocked up a big one, and spat in their faces. I don't know if it was shock or what, but they never did tell on me. After that, I found myself fighting back more and more. People started leaving me alone, and I had a better school experience.

I guess the lesson is that the more you stand up, the less you get knocked down.


We recently moved to a small town from Chicago, and my middle-school daughter was getting picked on. I advised that whatever she had to do to stop it had to look accidental. One well-timed hockey-style hip check during a gym class volleyball game stopped all of that.

Oddly, the only time I ever fought in school was at a bus stop in middle school. The other girl threw my gym uniform in the mud, so I threw her down next to it. She never said a word to me again.
 
2012-12-08 08:48:33 PM
Racism is a(n) (irrational) judgement based on race. If you have all the proof you eva gon' need, then hell, yeah, nubianhs be dumb people who cannot settle differences with words.
 
2012-12-08 09:32:40 PM

WhippingBoy: Rich Cream: It's not racist to acknowledge ethnicity in names. Diversity is a celebration, as they say.

/Vinny Colaiuta and Augie MacPherson see no issues either
//seriously tho, Shaquita?

I knew they were black before I read their names.


I'd say it's more a life experience thing. To the best of my recollection the last two "parent drives kid(s) to a fight" stories were about white people. So I didn't think about it one way or the other when I clicked. Then I saw that at least one of the kids was black and my first thought was "I should've known". I'm not sure what that says about me, but I don't think I like it.
 
2012-12-09 12:36:02 AM

NutWrench: Also, if you say anything that is accurate but unflattering, that also makes you a racist.


I don't think broad generalizations can be considered accurate.
 
2012-12-09 08:05:25 AM
Show some repect! One of those kids may grow up someday and cure cancer!
 
2012-12-09 10:03:30 AM

Avery614: WhippingBoy: I'm actually quite ashamed of myself right now (for real).
I saw the article, and I immediately thought "black people!".

I'd like to think I'm not a racist, but I guess I am.

Eh I don't know maybe if you were to attribute all crime to black people but noticing that a certain group has a propensity towards certain types of behavior IMHO isn't all that racist. If I saw a headline "Man dragged behind pickup truck", I'd think "white" crime. Most things involving meth lab explosions, "white" crime...Not that black people are any less capable of dragging someone behind a pickup truck or mfg. meth, it's just not their style. Now, female hanging from the hood of a Cadillac while throwing shoes screaming he's got crack in the glove box..... 

/it's not mean if it's true
//it's just a hard farking truth
///we all have our quirks...


I distinctly remember reading in my local newspaper about a woman beating on the trunk of a Cadillac b/c the driver drove off with her crack. The woman was white and barefoot. I'm trying to find a link to the article.
 
2012-12-09 01:22:59 PM
Big huge shocking surprise, they're black...
 
2012-12-11 02:52:27 PM

Pr1nc3ss: I distinctly remember reading in my local newspaper about a woman beating on the trunk of a Cadillac b/c the driver drove off with her crack. The woman was white and barefoot. I'm trying to find a link to the article.


That was what I meant though...

Now, female hanging from the hood of a Cadillac while throwing shoes screaming he's got crack in the glove box.....

was supposed to imply "eh could go either way".....in retrospect I probably chose poorly on the model of car, should have just gone with a Buick.
 
2012-12-11 04:16:26 PM

d23: you are a puppet: In 8th grade I think, one of my friends and this other guy were clearly about to fight when they got off the bus, and the other guy's mom saw it all transpiring because the bus stop was by their house and she was outside. So she gathered up all the guys and arranged for the fight to take place in her yard. It was one group of 3-4 guys like "Yeah, get him Matt!" and just the mom cheering the other one on. "Kick his ass Joe!" Eventually she had to watch her son get knocked out with a karate kick to the chin. Sadly no one taped it.

In the 50s it would of been appropriate for the parent to stop the fight, take the kids involved to the gym, put boxing gloves and proper equipment on the kids, and let them go at it there. And, actually, that is pretty responsible.

But we've devolved. It isn't a race thing. This could of happened in a redneck community as well. We've got hyper-stupidity and selfishness out the ass in these communities. The parent wanted a show.

 
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