I came across this article in my reader today from MSNBC.com:
I read it and was just stunned. That is pretty rough.
The teenage driver crashed into a tree after attending a party where alcohol was consumed leaving one passenger in a coma for weeks. He also plead guilty to driving over the speed limit and NOT wearing a seatbelt.
I mean, I am pretty quick to dole out the punishment in this household. I have repeat offenders but for the most part, I have really good kids.
That being said, they do understand that there are consequences for their actions. When they choose to ignore that, then they will definitely have me to deal with.
There have been time outs. There have been groundings. Activities have been skipped. Privileges taken away. Time spent in rooms reflecting on actions. I have doled out many a punishment.
The thing is…not one of them has been forever.
I am not sure what I would have done in this case but I do know that forever is well… FOREVER!
Interestingly enough, the page offers a poll for readers to take so that they can weigh in on the situation. As of the time of this post, 4857 had answered the question: Was a judge’s sentence banning a teen from driving for life too harsh?
67% said YES
33% said NO
WHAT DO YOU THINK? DID THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME?
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