With so much controversy over the Baltimore mom who reprimanded her son, Helena shares a good perspective of that situation. It is easy to see that if this mom didn’t intervene on that day, her son would be the next teen in crisis down the line. No matter what many may think, that son learned a very valuable lesson and in the end, thanked his mom that she cared enough to step in and save him from a life that would truly have been destructive.
I smiled. I thought it was poignant and fresh! And then I thought, oh dang, is Social Services going to come pounding at her door? Will the police arrest her for assault? Child Abuse? Will the vulture media turn into the hall of judgement?
Cuffing a misbehaving child on the head, dragging him by the arm, were reactionary responses by a mother desperately wanting to protect her child from harm. Utilizing discipline in a way that will get her son to pay attention is specific to her, her son, and the situation. She knows him a whole lot better than anyone else and knows what it will take to get him in line. The immediate media response was – go for it – but after the storm, there were those criticizing the mom and claiming she was acting in a rageful fit.
Really? Exactly how would you react if your…
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