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Should parents be held legally responsible for children's actions?

  • Yes they should be held responsible

    All parents have a responsibility to their child until they are at least 17. That responsibility is to insure their safety and upbringing. So when a prepubescent or even a pubescent adolescent commits a crime it shows that the parent was not having regard for their child. However, this is not always the case, at times the child is a rebel and simply does not listen to the parent. Well, in that case it is the parent job to restrict the child and if that does not work and the parent is aware that the child is committing illegal acts they must turn him in. Furthermore, if the parent neglects to pay the child this attention they are in fault. Not just parent but the child also, because how will the child learn if the parent does not teach.

  • I do NOT think that the parent should be held responsible for what their kids do.

    The reason that i say that is because, some parents are very good and teach their kids at home and the kids decide not to listen to them and do their own thing. Also some kids hang out with the wrong friends and the parents don't even know about it and the kid is out sneaking around without the parent knowing thinking that they are getting away with something when really in the long run it will catch up with them.They are being influenced by the outside world and even though their parents are doing their best going to work providing and sending them to school the kids are still going down the wrong road, with the wrong people. And sometimes people are just simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.So you should NOT blame the parent for the kids mistakes and actions. SOME KIDS DINT LISTEN!!!!

  • If They Don't Control Their Homes.

    I believe that parents should be held accountable for the actions of their kids because as parents we have the right to control and change our kids. As parents we have the power to talk to the kids and be involved in their life's so they wont be out there.

  • Yes they should because

    It depends on how the parents raised their children. Also if the children were not raised in a good environment that could also have something to do with it. If the parents did not have a good influene than the children may do things that are not right but think they are because of the things that their parents do. Children need to be educated with the right things and if their parents can't do that than they should be held responsibel for their kids actions.

  • Yes of course

    Parents are the ones who raised and showed their kids the way to live and do things and if the child does something the parent is responsible because the didn't teach them good values. Parents should know their responsibilities and make a good impression on their kids so they are successful.

  • If they didn't control their house

    If a parent knows their child under 18 committed a crime or is about to commit a crime, and do not control their child, then they should be held responsible. I also realize that not all children take their parents seriously, and some children won't respond to discipline, so if the parent did what they reasonable could, but the child doesn't listen, then the parents should not be responsible.

  • Parents should be held accountable

    I believe that parents should be held accountable to some extent. But I do not believe that there accountability should come with jail time or anything like that at worst community service or a fine. A parent cannot be accountable for everything that a child does but about 80 percent of it is the parents duty to monitor and be responsible for it.

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  • Parents Should Not Be Accountable :

    When children get to be at an age where they are able to make their own decision if their choice to make the action they should be held accountable. Some parents are not even aware of some of the actions their kids participate in, and sometimes parents are not physically able to even worry about their kids and the behavior they give off. Stress comes with having children and stress can cause a lot of illness. When a parent has raised there child the best they can such as giving them a house, food, clothes, shoe, respect, values sense, and morals, they have done there job as a parent and a dang good one. The child has to learn from there mistakes in order to better there future parents can not always take responsibility because they wont always be there. Morally a mother/father or legal guardian may feel responsible but should they be held accountable legally ? No they should not be. Even when you do not have a stable home you as a child should want to do better and be better than what your parent was.

  • Parents are not their children. Children are their own person.

    The parents should not be held responsible for their children's actions. Children have control over their own mind no one is making them do anything. They could have the best parents or even the worst and still do the things that they do. Parent sacrifice a lot of things for their children and in return the children give them the gum off the bottom of their shoe. Parents do the best they can to make sure their child has every thing they need. When something happens you don't blame someone else you blame that person that is responsible for the problem, this is the same situation. No one controls what you do, they can only help you do the right thing. BLAME the CHILDREN for their actions NOT the parents.

  • I do NOT think that the parent should be held responsible for what their kids do.

    The reason that i say that is because, some parents are very good and teach their kids at home and the kids decide not to listen to them and do their own thing. Also some kids hang out with the wrong friends and the parents don't even know about it and the kid is out sneaking around without the parent knowing thinking that they are getting away with something when really in the long run it will catch up with them.They are being influenced by the outside world and even though their parents are doing their best going to work providing and sending them to school the kids are still going down the wrong road, with the wrong people. And sometimes people are just simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.So you should NOT blame the parent for the kids mistakes and actions. SOME KIDS DINT LISTEN!!!!

  • Children Should Be Held Responsible

    On one hand I can say that parents should be held legally responsible for their children's actions. However, parents are not always in control of their children, so it seems unfair to hold them responsible for something out of their control. I think this could vary from child to child and from household to household, but overall I think children should be held more responsible than they are.

  • Children know right from wrong

    It dosen't matter if the child was raised the right or wrong way, either way the child is old enough to know what is right or wrong. For example if your parents tells you to to jump off a building are you going to do it? 99% of humans will a say no. So clearly even a child was displiened the way there supposed to be they still have a brain and can make their own descissons. Take it from me I am 16.

  • What would the child learn?

    If the adult is punished, what would the child earn? Nothing is stopping the kid from going and doing the same thing, or something worse. They would think their parents will take the punishment for them, and the child would use it to their advantage. This is why the child should be punished, because they would learn their lesson and not do it again, rather than thinking they can pin it all on their parents, who are at that point trying the hardest to get them to stop.

  • No i don't think that parents should be held responsible for the actions of their kids.

    Yes parents do run their house hold and can tell their kids what to do but sometimes the kids go their own way and do their own thing. They hang with the wrong people and and allow them to influence them to do the wrong things in life. And a lot of the time the parents dont know what is going on or what their kids are out in the world doing. They send them to school and teach them to do the right thing and send them in the right clothes with the right materials, but the kids often hop off campus, change clothes when they get to school and they like to look cool in front of the other kids at their school and where ever else that they are going and their parents dont know the half. So there for i dont think that the parents should be held responsible for their kids actions.

  • No i don't think that parent should be held responsible for their kids actions.

    No, i don't think that parents should be held responsible for children's actions, because not all parents are aware of what their kids are doing.Some kids sneak around and hang with the wrong friends and get into the wrong things. Most time kids do have a really stable and good parent its just the friends that they surround their self by influence them to do wrong and make the wrong choice. And most the time the parent does not know so they should not be held responsible for what they do not know. And some parents really do try and they send their kids to school and dress them right and have the best interest in heart for them but they just don't follow the pave way that they have lay out for them.

  • Children should learn from their actions.

    Parents are human. Not every kid is raised the same but if your child gets in some type of trouble that kid should learn from his or hers mistakes. Parents do all they can to make their children have good life. It’s unfair to parent to be accountable for the child actions. The child should learn from their mistakes because when the child gets in some type of trouble the first person they will call is one of the parents. Kids need discipline soon or later they will learn.


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