By bbedlock - 16/04/2011 12:35 - Australia
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That's bad parenting, plain and simple. Any kid raised right would never dream of pulling a stunt like this, especially when it puts his parents' health at risk. You brought this on yourself. Now it's up to you to set him straight before the nasty behaviour gets worse.
Real singers don't autotune. The enormous corporations were paying millions to tell me what was cool, so I just stopped listening and went with what was good music. Turns out that when my parents said they didn't "get" today's music, they weren't just being old. After Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, or the Eagles - or most other classic rock - I just don't have any interest in these "musicians" whose only talent is image. Singing is fixed up and nobody plays (or even uses) instruments any more, so what's left? And the lyrics... Jesus. Why even bother having them if they're awful? I'd say get off my lawn, but I'm only 19 so I don't have one yet. "You run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking/And racing around to come up behind you again/The sun is the same, in a relative way, but you're older/Shorter of breath and one day closer to death"
^have to agree, I've played games since I was 6/7 and I'm considered very smart :3 woah there, don't go to extremes, you don't want him going through diabetic ketoacidosis, I've gone through it twice, nearly dieing from lack of insulin hurts :( but barfing up a considerable amount of blood is a major gore desensitiser for 10 year olds ^~^ ( ah memories)
it's called auto correct you idiot. And I wasn't saying games diminish your intellect. It is called studying. You can't study if you are gaming now can you. Thanks for coming out and showing your stupidity and ignorance, I am a diabetic and I have gone with no meds. The point I was making was playing video games = no studying. No studying = failing......
The only thing that bugs me in this thread is why is everyone assuming that the OP is the one who bought the X-Box? The kid could have gotten it from his mother, grandparents, aunts or uncles, any number of other relatives, the family friend, or he could have saved up money to buy it himself. My first games system was a Nintendo my grandparents gave me. I got my first Playstation from my father but I lived with my mother. My PS2 was a gift from my sister and her now ex-fiance. Etc... My point is simply that unless the OP says flat out that they bought the X-Box than there is still the chance that they had nothing to do with the kid having it.
I don't suppose that just imposing a curfew on him would've been out of the question..? It might've made him less likely to hide your things as revenge, and make him understand discipline... The latter of which he definitely needs.
I assumed the OP would know his son, therefore he should know if he acts like a brat sometimes. The kid needs discipline, but you'd have thought the OP would know what kind of reaction he'd get from his son. Maybe not as serious as this, but whether or not he'd have done something as payback.
I see what you're saying, but parenting shouldn't have to be a battle, where opposing forces make strategic moves. Kid does something wrong, you administer whatever you think the proper punishment is. If he takes vengeance, it's not your fault that he's an idiot. I'm sure OP's learned from this incident, though, lol.
wrong. parenting is about showing your supremancy without showin it. making your kid know your his boss will make him hate you. but if the kid doesn't know it and follows u for other reason you won. because your kid doesn't want to snuff you when u sleep with a pillow. and they listen to you. and maybe love u. but pointing it out to them your the king would only result in anger. just my opion. grammar Nazis please stay away. ignorance is a bliss.
Byah - That is true. I just thought that the OP should've known how much of a brat his kid could be. Maybe not expecting him to steal his medication, but maybe enough to expect some sort of 'revenge' act. Chogle & Mocohall - Where did I say that I was definitely 100% right? No, I don't have kids, and I get that I don't know a lot about being a parent, but I'm fairly certain my parents know how I'd react to a lot of things. Though granted I'd never pull such a stupid stunt as the kid in the FML. GrahamAker - Parenting does sometimes involve punishment. A kid has to know what's right and what's wrong, and obviously the best outcome would being able to do that would be without the kid realising, but it doesn't really work like that. And sometimes a parent has to put their foot down, which yes could well result in getting the kid angry and irritated, but most kids wouldn't dare react in the way this kid did because they should know better (especially if they're old enough to be able to get to the medicine cabinet).
Oh, geez, myyprincessxo, that's really the best thing you could think to say? Do you go around saying that to people in real life? Do you really think everyone in the world is as shallow as you clearly are? Grow up before you bother attacking me, because then you might stand a blooming chance. Mushyluvsu - Yeah, it seems like it is, but you know, it's good training for jobs and uni being just as early. And it makes you appreciate weekend lie-ins so much more. :)
190: It has been proven that waking up before 8 is unhealthy and puts you to a greater risk of heart problems. And with all the homework they give us, its impossible to go to sleep early ( not that I could anyways, I have a delayed sleeping pattern, like most teens ) and they expect us to wake up at 6, have our brain work for school, be awake for after school activities like dance, then have a shit load of homework?
Mushy - When you say it's been proven, did all the people go to bed at the same time, or did they test all times? Just curious because I thought that it was a certain amount of sleep (an average of 8hrs a night) that you were supposed to have and the times were irrelevent. I'm aware of the amount of homework school gives, and I actually look back on it fondly as I've got a lot more at uni. Though I must admit I never needed to get up as early as six.
OP needs to open a can of whoop-ass on his son. Kids won't respect their parents without some measure of fear. Be that fear of parental disappointment, punishment, etc. Even in the most functional families, kids fear their parents. Being their best friend won't teach them anything. If it were my kid, I'd hold a hammer over his XBox until I got the meds back.
then play chicken with him. I guarantee you can last longer without diabetes medication than a kid can without his Xbox.
oh shut up. I only made it a few hours. QQ more, please. He's still right about the kid breaking first. and its not like she can't just go to Wally World and buy more meds. her little bastard isn't going to walk there to buy an xbox controller with money he doesn't have. use your brains.