11.17.2005

Don't Worry, Mom, I'm Sure Coretha Won't Be Bitter Years From Now

"Tasha Henderson, right, and her daughter, Coretha, left, pose for a photo outside their home in Edmond, Okla., Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, with the sign Coretha was forced to hold for an hour at a busy intersection so that passing motorists could read it. The 14-year-old freshman already has been forced by her parents to give up basketball and track because of slipping grades, and said she hopes to improve in school so she can play next year. (AP Photo) "

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

goes way beyond reasonable!

bigcatdaddy said...

When you look around at how many kids are f***ing up these days....I'm not so sure its a bad idea.

Anonymous said...

.well of course mom wants her little girl to make good grades SO SHE CAN PLAY BASKETBALL!

...the photo is a crock!

Anonymous said...

As a parent with a "hard-to-handle" teenager, I think that is an excellent idea. I may try it myself!

LoveLit said...

She only made her stand with the sign for an hour. A little humility may go a long way...especially for image concious teenagers. But, if I were the parent, I'm not so sure I'd take her punishment to that extent.

Anonymous said...

At least she cares enough to at least take some action. I think it is great!!!!

Anonymous said...

As a parent, I just don't agree with publicly humiliating a child...ever.

Anonymous said...

the youngster wont be bittrer she will appreciate it when she realizes her mother actually cares about her...

doesnt matter how long she made her stand there ...she did it...

public humiliation? are we not accountable for our failures and succeses piblic and private

i think it was a great idea
mom handeled it jut right

good for her
i'll bet the grades improve

Anonymous said...

Wow, a parent who cares. Maybe it's not the right thing but it's better than most that blame all their kids actions on something or someone else.

What's wrong with humbling a child in public? Humiliation will come when the child can't get a job and ends up stealing to feed their drug habit.

Anonymous said...

Being humble and being humiliated are two very different things...look them both up in the dictionary. Since when does degrading a child teach them anything? I can think of a lot of different ways to teach my child without degrading them in public.

Anonymous said...

I cant read the sign, what does it say??

kehk said...

It's better than the "My mother caught me having sex when I was suppose to be at band practise" sign I had to hold at 16.

Condoleesa said...

I think being a parent of a teen is tough. You try many different things to see what works. You don't know what else they have tried to get to this point.

Anonymous said...

you people are sick! there is nothing redeeming or educational about public humiliation!

Anonymous said...

To everyone on this blog that thinks this was so horrible:
What would your suggestions be???

It's so easy to criticize someone when you've never walked in their shoes. You don't know what this family has been through. I, too, agree that it's nice to see parents who hold their children accountable instead of blaming everyone else.

comment4U said...

I think what this mom did was wonderful--she took control of her teen, and made her face consequences! People who worry too much about their children's all-important "self esteems" are rearing irresponsible, narcissistic brats.

Bet that kid'll think twice about breaking Mom's rules next time.