If Children Behave Badly, Should Their Parents Accept Responsibilty and Also Be Punihsed?

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Anne-Marie Seui
Letasi Tanoi
March 22, 2011

If children behave badly, should their parents accept responsibility and also be punished?

Who is at fault for the behavior of a certain individual? Is the parent to be punished for the crime or "wrong doing" of their child? Parents should have control of their own children and are held liable for anything the child does. They are the legal guardians, it is not the child who teaches himself/herself to be that way, it is the parent. They choose how to raise their children, if the child is troubled, that falls on the parent. Maybe because they are either never there or they just let them do anything. The other side of the story is the children. Some are taught the right way but tend to do things the way they want to and not how they are taught to act. Some children also act differently, their behavior in front of their parents is a way different behavior they show in front of other grown ups. I am for and against this saying and I would briefly state my ideas in the paragraphs below.

Parents play a big role in a child’s life. A parent is like a role model for the child, whatever the parent does, is what a child would do. How a parent raise their child is how the child would behave. What the parents sow is what they will reap also. If they raise an undisciplined, disrespectful child, a undisciplined and disrespectful child they would get. There are certain parents who discipline their children how they are suppose to, but there are parents who do the opposite. There are also parents who do not do anything but just sit there and let their child do whatever. Then when their child gets into trouble, they blame it on the child which causes peer pressure and leads to many bad things beyond. A child’s mentality is way different from adults. Along the way the child makes mistakes and these mistakes help them learn a lesson from it and prepare them for what the future holds. One of the biggest mistakes...
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