I just read the article in the paper. All teens will make poor choices......unfortunately some will make those poor choices that will affect them for the rest of their lives. My heart hurts for this child and her family.
8:46, this accident had nothing to do with poor choices by kids. If you research back to a previous blog on this, you'll see that the consensus among Wise Countians is that the wreck was caused by the road. It had nothing to do with a "messed up" 17 year old boy driving drunk at 4 A.M.
Why is it that so many kids that are out like this and sneaking around don't have their mother and father at home? Especially the father? My first thought when I read it was, "I bet this girl's dad does not live with her". And as for the friend hosting the sleepover...where in the heck was her mom or dad when the fellas decided to come take them away? Bet that is a broken home, too. This wreck, and the fact these girls are out spinning around with older boys like that, is typical when parents screw things up and in turn push their kids into looking for acceptance and other things they don't get at home. Go ahead and blast me if you disagree, but I guarantee that any study on the family situations of kids that have these things happen will show a huge correlation to the real culprits...lousy, selfish parents.
growing up i hated it that it seemed that my dad was always there to ruin my "good time". he always called to confirm stories with other parents or seemed to know right when i stepped out of bounds and wasnt were i was supposed to be. if i was staying with a friend the same curfew of midnight went at there house as it did at my own. i called him from there house at midnight or before to confirm i was there and he could see it on caller id. he even went as far as to page me at 1230 or 1 to have me call back right away to confirm i was still there. what kept me from leaving after that? the fear of having him page again and me not returning his call right away. i always thought growing up he was just trying to ruin my fun but looking back i know all he was being was a GREAT DAD!!!!!
9:46....does it make you better/superior to blast these parents? I pray you never have to contend with what these "lousy, selfish parents" are faced with today.
To 9:46...Crazy rant but yes, children do fair better when they have two GOOD parents. However, if you had READ the story the injured 15 year old girl had just days prior to the accident returned from visiting her father in Florida. Her father stated he "didn't expect anything other than talking about college," when he received a call from his eldest daughter and was taken by surprise to be told that his youngest daughter had been "in an accident and that her neck was broken." He doesn't sound like an absentee father to me. The mother of the injured 15 year old stated that the child's step-father took the call and informed her that her daughter had been in an accident. Hmmmm...sounds as though this child has TWO fathers who are VERY much a part of her life.NEWSFLASH!Even good kids make bad choices. Unless you strap them down and lock them in and NEVER let them breathe outside air they WILL at some point do something STUPID. Unfortunately, some of the stupid things kids do have TRAGIC consequences. This child KNEW she was doing something wrong and she made the CHOICE to be stupid. It was NOT the fault of her parents for trusting that their child would do the RIGHT thing.
Yes Im so glad that our dear sweet little Paris is from a good home. That way we know she will never get into any trouble.Get Real!
9:46 - I agree with you. Have you ever looked at the weekly birth announcements in the Messenger. Usually at least half of those babies are born to unwed parents. And so goes the downward spiral of our societs....down....down....down.
Whoever designed FM2123 must have been drunk.I mean who in their right mind would have ever put such a big curve and planted a tree where they did?
"On a dark, rural Wise County road about 4 the next morning, Lowe lost control of his 2007 Chevrolet 1500 pickup as he drove the teens to a house where they planned to spend the night."Sounds to me like she ended up paralyzed instead of pregnant.
You know people that live on thier high horses everntually fall off...broken homes do not make "bad" parents or children. To fault the parents because the teenage daughter made a poor decision is just ridiculous especially when you look at placing blame and accusations when both the parents and child will have to live with HER decision for the rest of her life! Would have, could have, should have, but she didn't and that is the only fact!
Another young lady was injured on Friday after being hit by a drunk driver. Our thoughts and prayers are with her. Can anybody tell us how she is doing?
9:38 So true! It was pathetic! I guess, reality is not a strong point here.
Hey 2:48. Do you think a person could drive that road better if they were sober?
We have all left the pasture or Wise Co. Park parties, some made it and some didn't. 100 years past this wreck there will another one, same outcry, same blame game. It never ends on a positive side for the ones involved. Gorgeous MSCHIEF said it best, to avoid this situation U would have to "strap them down", get real folks.
First of all, this child's choice had NOTHING to do with being from a divorced parent...sometimes we are divorced parents, not by OUR choice!!!! and SECONDLY, I was a teenager once upon a time, and I also made poor choices behind my parents back, such as saying i was going one place and then going another....and MY PARENTS were married 58 years!!!!!!!!!
this wreck did not happen because of the road, or every car that takes that curve would crash. it happen because of alcohol and 5 teams who lied about where they were going. the road is not at fault, those kids are (and i bet not all 5 of them came from the best upbringing)shame on the messenger for not doing this story - we had to read it in the FW Star
8:23am....you are so correct....but that's my point...even those that "strap'em down" will have a teen that makes a bad choice.....albeit it lowers the chance down quite a bit...but it does still happen to those good, stable, strict, conscientious--mother AND father homes....who are we on this blog to decide which parents are "good" or "bad"....just by reading a newspaper account?
I grew up in a nuclear family. My parents were both very strict. My sister, Becky, would sneak out of the house. The first time that she went joy riding with my parent’s car was at the age of 14. A call from the police at 2:00 am made them realize that she was stupid. My dad put screws on Becky's bedroom windows and she still got out. He put burglar bars on her window. He also barricaded her door so that she could not get out thru her door. It was crazy. Apparently sneaking out with boys was more fun. She got pregnant at 17, married and moved out. Fast-forward 20 years. She now has 5 kids. She’s a born-again Christian, who is very strict on her kids, because “She did it all and knows about all the tricks that kids pull.” She now has a 15-year-old daughter who is pulling the same stunts. My sister could have been the one paralyzed. Would it have been my parent’s fault? Heck no. Those who have all the answers are lying.
Homer Simpson works in a nuclear power plant.
9:46...do you have children? Are you speaking from experience? Why in the world would you even remotely suggest that this is because her Dad didn't live with her? Are you nuts? No matter what kind of parents a kid has...there comes a time when the child is old enough to know right from wrong and is solely responsible for his or her choices. Part of what is wrong with our society is everyone wants to play the blame game...and I, for one, am so freakin' sick of it.
Because I am a single parent, my son will be one who sneaks out just because the don't have a father at home, what if they don't have a mother at home...I CAN NOT believe someone would have the BALLS to say something like that. I think kids that have both parents at home can do the same thing. WHEW you people kill me.
10:43 PM It was me she was running around with... As crazy as it was, I have found memories and am thankful to have lived through it... DC ;)
Hey Denney Crane,I wish that you had been the father of Becky's baby! At least there would have been money to raise him.
Those who have all the answers are lying. says 10:43 pmI LOVE that line!!
I know Paige Owens personally. She is one of my daughter's friends and a member of our church. She is from a loving home with two sets of parents who love her unconditionally. All these posts pointing blame at divorce and such are so pathetic. It was an accident that resulted from MANY factors: immaturity, carelessness, teenaged "bullet-proofness", inexperience, the dangerous curve... All of those personally involved in the tragedy have enough heartache to contend with; thank goodness they won't have to read these comments.Dorothy Toombs Noland, North Richland Hills
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