Quebec Girl 12, Wins Court Case over Dad's Grounding
Barry Artiste, Now Pub lic Contributor
Society has certainly opened a can of worms when a 12 year old how doesn't like the house rules sues her Dad over not being allowed on a school trip. Why? Well she was previously grounded from using the internet, after Dad caught her posting her profile on an Adult Dating site. Regardless of her Grounding, this 12 year old found ways to circumvent her grounding and get back on the dating site.
The flustered Dad, takes further action and grounds her from a school trip, Girl hires Lawyer, Sues Dad, Court rules in Girls favour. Guess what?
This will certainly set a precedence where disciplining your kid for any reason, will have a Justice system with nothing better to do, to control how you raise your child.
A Justice system allowing this in doing so, gives your child this new power, to ignore your teachings on responsibility, may grow up, run rampant, go on crime sprees, drug, prostitution, and god forbid end up dead or a runaway.
Of course when this happens this same Justice system will wash their hands of the entire situation and leave the parents to clean up the mess or bury their child as a result of taking parenthood away from them.
As a Dad of two girls, who thank god are grown, married with kids of their own, my house rules stuck, my girls didn't agree most times, but later understood my reasons.
Kids need rules and structure, otherwise our society as a whole is in deep trouble, when these Children will ultimately pay for it when they turn into Adults, with the mentality of a 12 year old, who in all likelihood will have children who will turn out just like themselves.
Quebec girl wins court case over field trip Father had denied her right to go on class trip
Jenny Wagler, National Post Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
A 12-year-old Quebec girl who felt so strongly about her end-of-year school trip that she took her father to court after he forbade her from going is at the centre of a case that challenges the authority of parental discipline.
The extreme measure of taking the case to court, which the girl's lawyer defended as a necessary move to ensure the child was not denied a significant rite of passage, was upheld by the judge in a surprise ruling last week.
"This was something that would never happen again in the child's life," said Lucie Fortin, the lawyer for the girl, who cannot be named.
"And for me that was really important, because it was the end of elementary school, it was the end of a stage in her life."