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(CNN)   Nine-year old boy who snuck on to that flight to Vegas the other day is described in court as a "challenging" child, which is apparently what we're now calling a hellish little brat who already has a long rap sheet that includes grand theft auto   (cnn.com) divider line 102
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2013-10-08 02:42:59 PM

Fano: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

Give it up. You can't win against the reptile part of a parent's brain. Statistics and facts be damned, we've made kids less street smart because kiddy fiddlers are hiding behind every bush. It's starting to become a mass delusion on the scale of witchcraft.


 That's not the problem actually. The problem is that they parents don't know that there *aren't* crazy people nearby. This day and age, almost no one knows who their neighbors are because people are constantly moving.

Back in the day when people would live in one house for the majority of their child's life, and everyone next to them was doing the same thing. So you had years upon years where kids would go out and play together, parents (mom was usually stay at home) would keep an eye on all of them, and if anyone broke a window with a baseball, mom and dad knew within the hour.

 These days you have mixed neighborhoods where some people have kids and some don't. Mom's staying at home are the exception (most houses are empty all day) and not the norm and people are moving frequently. Long term social contact with your neighbors over a moderate area is unusual. And if you don't know who's living near you, you're not going to be letting your kids wander all over (which is just as well, since without supervision of the neighborhood parents the few kids that do generally get into trouble, and I'm not talking small stuff either.)

 Once in a great while you get lucky and a group of people lives in a cul-de-sac with kids the same "age" (close enough anyway) and for a few years you have classic Americana bliss. But it's relatively rare.

/has seen all three scenarios growing up.

 
2013-10-08 02:44:32 PM

Whiskey Dickens: keepitcherry: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

I guess it all depends on where you live - but where I live we just broke the homicide record last year. If I had kids I sure as shiat wouldn't let them walk home alone.

Yeah, those criminal animals love nothing more than shooting random children at 3:30 PM.


I don't have kids and my parents always let me walk home so I'm not defending helicopterism, but Chicago has a high homicide rate and "criminal animals" DO shoot random children in the afternoon if you have to walk through the wrong place, it doesn't mean they're hitting them on purpose.

http://kidshootings.blogspot.com/2013/08/7-year-old-chicago-boy-shot -b y-stray.html

(I just googled that, don't want to spend much time on kidshootings.com)

There's also stuff like this which may or may not be fearmongering but gets parents clutching their britches:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/22506584-418/safe-passage-rou te s-rife-with-sex-offenders.html
 
2013-10-08 02:45:03 PM
I'll just leave this here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchausen_syndrome

/check the mother
 
2013-10-08 02:51:11 PM

Electromax: Whiskey Dickens: keepitcherry: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

I guess it all depends on where you live - but where I live we just broke the homicide record last year. If I had kids I sure as shiat wouldn't let them walk home alone.

Yeah, those criminal animals love nothing more than shooting random children at 3:30 PM.

I don't have kids and my parents always let me walk home so I'm not defending helicopterism, but Chicago has a high homicide rate and "criminal animals" DO shoot random children in the afternoon if you have to walk through the wrong place, it doesn't mean they're hitting them on purpose.

http://kidshootings.blogspot.com/2013/08/7-year-old-chicago-boy-shot -b y-stray.html

(I just googled that, don't want to spend much time on kidshootings.com)

There's also stuff like this which may or may not be fearmongering but gets parents clutching their britches:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/22506584-418/safe-passage-rou te s-rife-with-sex-offenders.html


Even in the worst Chicago neighborhoods, it is far more dangerous to drive a child to school than to let him walk.
 
2013-10-08 02:51:11 PM
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2013-10-08 02:56:05 PM

dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.


I walked to school in the late 80s and early 90s and crime was much worse where I grew up back then, than it is now.  We didn't have anyone abducted that i went to school with, or anyone in our whole school district.

And we were walking TO and FROM school, not just a bus stop 1 block (or less) away.

I think it's just further coddling of our youth and is only hurting them in the long run.
 
2013-10-08 03:03:44 PM
Whatever happened to "what happens in Vegas..."
 
2013-10-08 03:05:08 PM

keepitcherry: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

I guess it all depends on where you live - but where I live we just broke the homicide record last year. If I had kids I sure as shiat wouldn't let them walk home alone.


It's probably everywhere else but where you live:  Homicide is down to the lowest levels we've seen since the early 1960's:

www.zeigen.com


Maybe the absolute numbers are up, but that's because the population is up, which is why you use rate per 100,000, to correct for changes in population levels.
 
2013-10-08 03:07:00 PM
Bart Simpson?
 
2013-10-08 03:10:59 PM

cuzsis: That's not the problem actually. The problem is that they parents don't know that there *aren't* crazy people nearby. This day and age, almost no one knows who their neighbors are because people are constantly moving.


If you live in a neighborhood with turnover like that, then what do you expect?

Where I live, we have a block party every year.  We block off the street at both ends, and have a big party.   Not *EVERYONE* attends, but most do for at least part of the day.

It's not that we're all that exceptional, either.  Boring middle class neighborhood.  But a lot of us have kids, and we look out for each other.
 
2013-10-08 03:14:15 PM

dittybopper: keepitcherry: dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.

I guess it all depends on where you live - but where I live we just broke the homicide record last year. If I had kids I sure as shiat wouldn't let them walk home alone.

It's probably everywhere else but where you live:  Homicide is down to the lowest levels we've seen since the early 1960's:

[www.zeigen.com image 850x611]


Maybe the absolute numbers are up, but that's because the population is up, which is why you use rate per 100,000, to correct for changes in population levels.


I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then.
 
2013-10-08 03:16:21 PM

farkerts: I'll just leave this here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchausen_syndrome

/check the mother


For what? Is she placing him in the vehicles and telling him to take off in them?
 
2013-10-08 03:20:38 PM

CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?


Even sadder is that the Mom will drive the kids one driveway away in a residential area instead of walking with them.
Elementary bus stop has been at my driveway for 15 years.  When the next door neighbors kid was on that bus, Mom would drive the kid down the driveway and maybe 4 car lengths down the road to my driveway.  Then they'd sit in the car until the bus came around the corner.  Then she'd drive back home.  Geez lady, you're up and dressed, why not walk your kid the whole 30 yards and get some fresh air, if you need to keep an eye on them?
 
2013-10-08 03:22:17 PM
I live in a small suburb, and the crime against kids is practically nil. We do have drug dealers here and there, but pretty much everyone knows who they are and how to avoid them (why the cops haven't caught on, I don't know). I drive my kid to school, simply because it's too far for a 6 year old to walk (about a mile, with three large hills in between and no sidewalks). There are two kids who live on the same street as his school who ride the farking bus. A lady that I assume is grandma waits outside with them for the bus. Occasionally I see a man I assume is grandpa. There are two cars in the driveway. If they won't let the kids walk it, I don't see why they don't farking drive them. I want to pull over and punch them (grandma and grandpa, not the kids..... wait a few years before the kids get punchable).

Side note: the middle school is two blocks from my house, so when Lil Bee gets in 6th grade, he's walking.
 
2013-10-08 03:25:42 PM
Just call Cesar Millan.

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2013-10-08 03:26:37 PM

Red Shirt Blues: I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then.


I'm willing to bet that they were, and perhaps even worse because you didn't have things like sex offender registries.
 
2013-10-08 03:30:51 PM
I thought young white males were supposed to steal cars. It just shows their precocious spirit of adventure.

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2013-10-08 03:38:11 PM

dittybopper: Red Shirt Blues: I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then.

I'm willing to bet that they were, and perhaps even worse because you didn't have things like sex offender registries.


This may be where the 90% of women have been raped in their lifetimes, or whatever the really high number comes from. I would certainly concede that the number of unreported rapes/abductions/unsolved murders surely would have been much higher back then. How many people hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers anymore? Hitchhiking used to be really common.
 
2013-10-08 03:38:33 PM
Challenge the little bastard to escape being tied in a trunk and tossed in the river.
 
2013-10-08 03:47:34 PM

dittybopper: keepitcherry: CrazyCracka420: farking helicopter parents and their "special" snowflake children.

I don't know if I think it's hilarious or sad that there's a line of 10 cars waiting outside of every bus stop for their child to get off the school bus.  Since when did kids lose the ability to walk a block home from the bus stop?

This ain't the 50's anymore champ.

Really?  Because I had to walk home from the bus stop in the 1970's, and crime (including youth crime) was much, much greater back then.


My grandpa used to be left for days on end alone from age 8 in the mountains in Italy to watch the horses. This was in the mid 1930's, and yeah there weren't any people around to bother him, but they did have bears and wolves up there, and I'm pretty sure all he was armed with was a knife and a stick from a tree.

The other moms on my street were having a cow about the kids having to walk to the junior high a mile away, through the sidewalked neighborhood. It's not that far, and by age 13 I think they can walk or ride their bike alone. They were already discussing carpooling. The kids were in kindergarten at the time. Don't they realize that by 13 these kids won't want to be seen getting dropped off at school?

This kid though, he's a handful. If this was the first thing he had pulled, I would suspect the mom being involved as she works there, but this is just the latest in a string of exploits and they said today on tv he was going to meet an online game friend and I doubt the mom would have ok'd that. Some kids are just a handful to deal with. That doesn't excuse the parents though. The police put a locator anklet on him. Maybe those should be available to the general parenting public. I'm all for chipping my kid until they are 18 since I am legally responsible for them until that age. Besides, no one would kidnap a kid knowing the kid would be quickly located.
 
2013-10-08 03:54:45 PM
"Typically, staff can tell if a child is lying, but with this child, they are unsure what is going on,"...

This little sociopath will be a cop or a politician.
 
2013-10-08 04:02:34 PM

ocd002: The police put a locator anklet on him. Maybe those should be available to the general parenting public. I'm all for chipping my kid until they are 18 since I am legally responsible for them until that age.


1. Chips are extremely short range.

2. Congratulations, you just trained your kid for his entire young life that he's a prisoner who will be monitored ceaselessly.  That doesn't teach responsibility.  That teaches blind obedience to authority, which is a bad thing.
 
2013-10-08 04:04:12 PM
But they're not charging him with anything because he's only 9. So he's learning he can get away with it. If I were Delta, Mommy would be on the hook for the two plane rides (to LV, then getting sent home), and if I were the owner of the bag he stole, there'd be words from me, too.

/not an ITG, but somebody has to do something to teach that little brat some consequences
 
2013-10-08 04:19:26 PM
ctrl-f 'father' - no matches. Big surprise there
 
2013-10-08 04:25:15 PM
Sounds like a kid I used to have to police when I was a lifeguard.  I would bet he was emotionally disturbed.  He was also incredibly sneaky and mischievous.  His Mom enrolled him in private lessons and he would adopt an "alter ego" that didn't want swimming lessons.  You had to negotiate with the alter ego to get anything accomplished.  He would escape his house (which bordered on the golf course), run to the snack shack, sneak in and steal the cashbox.  He said crazy stuff all the time like the kid in the article...whether in "alter ego" mode or not.  I'm pretty sure he stole a golf cart more than once.  My favorite was when he sneaked into the snack bar and yelled "I'm in the snack bar, now GIVE ME ALL THE FOOD!" at the top of his lungs. I felt bad for the Mom.  I don't think the kid was poorly supervised...just extremely difficult.
 
2013-10-08 04:34:12 PM
She should go on Maury and have a drill instructor yell at the kid.
 
2013-10-08 04:45:55 PM

dittybopper: Red Shirt Blues: I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then.

I'm willing to bet that they were, and perhaps even worse because you didn't have things like sex offender registries.


I remember growing up in the 70's and things were so radically different then.  For example,I recently thought of a friendship I'd struck up at 8 or 9 with the delivery boy for the local paper who was probably 13-14 at the time. My backyard (which was huge and heavily grown with hedges and suchlike) was a shortcut for him at the end of his route, and I'd wait to talk and hang out with him there and  he'd always use a little of his delivery money to get a bag of candy from the nearby 5 and dime and share it with me.  Now, when I had that memory, I actually spent about an hour carefully searching my brain to make sure I wasn't supressing some sort of memory of molestation or assault because what seemed so normal then (a nice teen ager sharing his cand with his little friend)  Now seems so out of place that I was almost conivced there MUST have been more to it.

/don;t even get me started abut walking the 2 miles home from rifle practice every afternoon as a 12-year old through a very suburban neighborhood with a very real .22 rifle slung over my should (no ammo, no clip and bolt open per my dad's instructions, but doubt nayone these days would take long enough to figure that out )
 
2013-10-08 04:48:16 PM

cookiefleck: SovietCanuckistan: Here's the  Kanemano: [upload.wikimedia.org image 279x435]

And here he is today.
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He looks like he would be a darker. He's probably reading this as we type...


I thought you were supposed to call them "you people"?
 
2013-10-08 04:56:26 PM

Red Shirt Blues: I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then.


Yes, but we didn't have a half dozen 24 hour news channels with only 3 hours of actual news to report, so everything that happens to the children is A NATIONAL EMERGENCY1!!
 
2013-10-08 04:59:31 PM

Red Shirt Blues: I grew up in the 70's and early 80's and we walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I wonder if the molestation/sex offender crimes were the same back then


Back in those days we had to go to the bike shop if we wanted to be molested. We didn't have 'home delivery' like kids today do...

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2013-10-08 05:09:37 PM
Does he live on Grove St?
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2013-10-08 05:37:38 PM

Anthracite: farkerts: I'll just leave this here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchausen_syndrome

/check the mother

For what? Is she placing him in the vehicles and telling him to take off in them?


I think we'll eventually find that is not far from the truth, yes.
 
2013-10-08 05:44:42 PM
Sounds like he's pretty much wired to be like that and no amount therapy, incarceration sir beatings is going to change that. I give three months before he becomes another headline for some new escapade, like hijacking a bus or robbing a bank.
 
2013-10-08 05:48:06 PM

FrancoFile: Sin_City_Superhero: cookiefleck: SovietCanuckistan: Here's the  Kanemano: [upload.wikimedia.org image 279x435]

And here he is today.
[imageshack.us image 320x304]

He looks like he would be a darker. He's probably reading this as we type...

I thought you were supposed to call them "you people"?

attractive and successful African-American.


LOL  The filter now has a South Park setting, too...
 
2013-10-08 05:50:11 PM

van1ty: While grand theft auto is no laughing matter


I don't know, sometimes when you switch to Trevor, some of the shiat he's doing is pretty hilarious...

/Wait, what are we talking about?
 
2013-10-08 05:54:03 PM
This child is an entirely different child altogether.
 
2013-10-08 06:05:25 PM
Age is just a number when it come to sociopathy.
 
2013-10-08 06:26:04 PM

The Muthaship: Age is just a number when it come to sociopathy.


And sex...wait, what?
 
2013-10-08 07:02:55 PM
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It's fun to do bad things...
 
2013-10-08 08:03:35 PM
Hes just an excitable boy...
 
2013-10-08 08:59:22 PM
"We're not bad parents. We didn't think nothin' of it,

Hmmm, maybe they are not very good parents but they think too much.
 
2013-10-08 09:09:07 PM
Stop at an orphanage, explain that if we have one more moment like this, this will be your next home because we're done with your shiat. Make the little bastard make a choice - here, at home, with people that care about him and rules that he has to follow, or there, at an orphanage, after being disowned.
 
2013-10-08 09:35:32 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Just call Cesar Millan.


The brat whisperer:

www.johnsonville.com

Unfortunately, Mr. Milan's charges can't be converted into these delicious sausage products like the horse or dog whisperer's failing subjects.

// Or can they?
 
2013-10-08 09:54:44 PM
bullet meet brain

this kid is going to one case of fraud after another
he has no redeeming quality
he can't be saved
he won't be missed
 
2013-10-08 10:05:28 PM

SueDisco: Sounds like a kid I used to have to police when I was a lifeguard.  I would bet he was emotionally disturbed.  He was also incredibly sneaky and mischievous.  His Mom enrolled him in private lessons and he would adopt an "alter ego" that didn't want swimming lessons.  You had to negotiate with the alter ego to get anything accomplished.  He would escape his house (which bordered on the golf course), run to the snack shack, sneak in and steal the cashbox.  He said crazy stuff all the time like the kid in the article...whether in "alter ego" mode or not.  I'm pretty sure he stole a golf cart more than once.  My favorite was when he sneaked into the snack bar and yelled "I'm in the snack bar, now GIVE ME ALL THE FOOD!" at the top of his lungs. I felt bad for the Mom.  I don't think the kid was poorly supervised...just extremely difficult.


Ooh! I know this one! This is dissociative personality disorder. Sadly I only learned about it on that TV show Psych, but it's a real thing. Some think it is a form of borderline schizophrenia.
 
2013-10-08 10:56:23 PM

WTFDYW: This child is an entirely different child altogether.


This child is an entirely different child
 
2013-10-09 02:43:28 AM
Parents should be allowed to kill their kids once they have 10 major crime violations before they are 18 years old... maybe twenty-one for good measure.

"I want to apologize to the public for my child's torment to so many people. The problem has now been resolved."
 
2013-10-09 02:56:40 AM

dittybopper: I'm willing to bet that they were, and perhaps even worse because you didn't have things like sex offender registries.


There's evidence that offender registries reduce crime? That's news to me.
 
2013-10-09 02:58:40 AM

Stoker: Parents should be allowed to kill their kids once they have 10 major crime violations before they are 18 years old


Or maybe society should be allowed to kill parents who raise children that commit 10 major crimes... and then get the children the help and parenting they so desperately need.
 
2013-10-09 03:29:32 AM
Anyone pick up this gem FTFA: " ...reported their son missing on Thursday morning -- a day after they last saw him, leaving the house to take out the trash."

I think I may have found part of the problem. Who waits a FULL DAY to report their 9 year old kid missing?
 
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