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#91 iascoot

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 21:24

And i am sure she would have turned on 'Find my iPhone' to track where he goes when he leaves the house.. that is when he is actually allowed to take the phone with him


#92 Ezekiel Carsella

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 21:31

Rather than a long list of rules, this mother should have been smart enough to realize the simple unavoidable truth: a 13-year old doesn't need an iPhone!!! Way to let your lamebrain kid turn into an iSheep.


Amen. i mean lets look at this lets say she is on Verizon: save yourself a lot of money and get him either an 8X for $99 or the 822 for half that. or even get the LG Lucid for free. my gosh how much do you want your kid to dish out for a phone?

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 21:33

I hate the rule where it says don't take a zillion pictures & videos.... I mean, we don't remember everything, so pictures and videos are like timeshots of memories... If I had one when I was 13, I would love to see what I had, it's like parents taking millions of pictures of you when you was younger, it's to remember your life.

+1 give it back and politely shove it up your ass

#94 HawkMan

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 21:44

I see the stranger danger myth is still prevalent in America, despite repeated proof that stranger danger does nothing but harm the kids.

#95 Richteralan

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 23:07

I see the stranger danger myth is still prevalent in America, despite repeated proof that stranger danger does nothing but harm the kids.

Well you have to inject fear into the kids from very young.

Fear is quite essential in USA's culture.

#96 Athernar

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 23:56

I'd trust her over someone like you any day.


Good to hear you're in favour of child abuse.

yeah, she's mentally ill for giving rules to her 13 year old son and teaching him manners and common sense.

America needs more mothers like her.


Why am I not surprised to see the classic HawkMan ignorance and apologetics. This woman's actions goes far beyond the bounds of rules and manners into the realm of outright domination.

This goes into the realm of absurdity, and does far more damage by stunting her sons' growth as an individual. But no, let's applaud this monster of a mother simply because bemoaning "kids today" is the "cool" and "hip" thing to do.

But I guess there has never ever been a wild generation, no sir. Baby boomers? Just a myth, they all died from not having enough rules and manners. :rolleyes:

God forbid a 13 year old enjoy his Christmas present.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 00:01

Really Athernar...child abuse???

...and the rest of your comments. :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 00:07

Really Athernar...child abuse???

...and the rest of your comments. :rolleyes:


Clearly you were so incapable of handling the truth, you couldn't make a reasoned response.

Seems like you didn't have enough rules and manners as a child.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 00:13

Clearly you were so incapable of handling the truth, you couldn't make a reasoned response.

Seems like you didn't have enough rules and manners as a child.


...or could it be your comments (child abuse...lol) are so unreasonable that a reasoned response isn't needed?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 00:18

...or could it be your comments are so unreasonable that a reasoned response isn't needed?


I think it's more likely you just don't have any counter-argument.

But by all means, prove me wrong.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 00:26

Good to hear you're in favour of child abuse.


Child Abuse? Seriously?

If you'd consider the ability of parents to set boundaries on their children as child abuse then you're going to have to explain what authority a parent has in your world...

Are they able to parent at all :|?

#102 Shadrack

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 00:28

Pretty good rules for anyone with a smartphone. Except the porn rule.

And of course this particular audience wants to focus on the fact that she gave him an iPhone instead of what you have deemed as being the superior choice of a smartphone... gosh you guys, do you have to be oh so dramatic in every article?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 00:34

Child Abuse? Seriously?

If you'd consider the ability of parents to set boundaries on their children as child abuse then you're going to have to explain what authority a parent has in your world...

Are they able to parent at all :|?


Setting boundaries != Absolutely dominating every aspect of your child's life. Why does the statement that the woman is going extremely overboard have to then translate into wanting the polar opposite?

Do you also not see the irony of this mother purchasing an Apple product, a company forged by Steve Jobs? A man who advocated experimentation with drugs?

#104 jjkusaf

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 00:34

I think it's more likely you just don't have any counter-argument.

But by all means, prove me wrong.


You claim that that the mother is clearly mentally ill and poses a danger to her child. Attack/Claim Lord Method Man supports child abuse. Attack me for simply pointing out how absurd your comments are.

Once again...nothing is wrong with what the mom did. He needs (as does everyone) to learn about responsibility, rules and consequences if those rules are violated. This isn't about her and the dad "dominating every aspect" of his life.

#105 brianshapiro

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 00:37

Setting boundaries != Absolutely dominating every aspect of your child's life. Why does the statement that the woman is going extremely overboard have to then translate into wanting the polar opposite?

Do you also not see the irony of this mother purchasing an Apple product, a company forged by Steve Jobs? A man who advocated experimentation with drugs?


My instinct is if she doesn't trust her kid with a smartphone she should postpone giving one to him. Thatis a boundary. But she keeps referring to him as an intelligent, polite, ethical person. Either she believes what she's saying or she doesn't.