my father did not support me while i grew up and i really wish he had but i had to struggle and put my best foot forward throughout my life. i now know that he was not able to support me and my brother because he had financial issues but i guess if he wanted to decieve my mother then thats how he wants to be.
The parents are the main people that are influencing their children so I say yes they should be morally and legally responsible for the actions of their children; but up to a certain limit. The child is taught how to act in public situations by their parents. But I think there is a certain point where the influence of peers is greater than a parent's influence.
I do believe that a parent should be held responsible for their child actions. A child is basically the reflection of their parents. I feel if a child is taught discipline and moral values that a child is less likely to create problems. Those children who do not receive those lessons early in life will less likely follow the rules.
How could you not WANT to take responsibility? They're YOUR KIDS!? I'm guessing the 60%+ of parents that voted no was because they KNOW they're a crappy parent and would look to video games, TV shows and other social media to blame their kids behaviors on, right? Of course! They're too busy working, on their electronic devices, fighting with their spouse or worrying about something other than their children. I mean, what the hell is Spongebob for anyway!? Other than to babysit! Or, lets give them a hand held device, tablet, iphone, i-something, to keep them quite, preoccupied, and to transform them into evil little monsters that later go into OUR children's schools with guns! What a bunch of arrogant people!
If the 60%+ people that voted no on this website were better parents, we wouldn't even be on this website taking this poll! Get offline and go deal with your kids!
Parents have a great influence on the child...Parents teaches their childrens, right from their chidhood. It depends on the parents that how they treat their childrens, If a parent doesnt take care of their child then he will not gain good values by them. And this will affect the child's future
What about a situation where a Parent directly instructs the child to do something wrong? The child is then under parental influences and if that child is under 12 years old, the child shouldn't be assumed to have fully understood or consented to what they were doing. Sometimes a parent will tell their 8 year old to do something wrong, should the child be considered to have voluntarily consented?
People who voted yes on this poll obviously have no understanding of their effect on their children. Parents are the only direct source of how their children's behavior is formed. Period. So they are accountable. I wish there is a law to regulate this matter so people become more aware of their impact - especially those who are dysfunctional.
Responsible because they are the main influence for their children. It is often said that parents are their kids first teacher. What parents teaches is actually done by the children when they are exposed to the social environment. But after some age it is for the parents to have close view on their kids on what type of peers they have,etc
I am flabbergasted by the number of parents I know, good honest people, that don't monitor nor strongly influence their children's behavior, activities, and communications. If more people took an active interest in their children's lives there would be less ADHD, fewer teen pregnancies, fewer suicides, less violence, and less bullying. Are people just lazy? Too consumed with themselves? Why have kids if you weren't planning on raising them???
This is because parents are their role models, children follow directly what their father and mother do. Hence, this is very vital for parents to show their good behaviour to others so that their children will follow them. In addition, parents are the closest person to their children, only parents are able to change their children, so parents should be held morally and legally responsible for the actions of their children.
There is the growing rationalization in this country that the reason why kids do not succeed in schools is because the schools and their teachers aren't doing it right, whether it is through practice or through time spent with each student. The reward for doing well in school if the student is younger than 14 is negligible. You get a letter on a piece of paper. Great. What does it mean? What happens when I do poorly? The truth is, we have students being disruptive, defiant, and even violent in our schools at as young of an age as 5 years of age (I've witnessed it in person) and when the teacher makes recommendations based upon reams of paper worth of observations made by herself and other professionals, the best interests are routinely ignored or overrulled by the parent. Right now there is plenty of legal recourse for a teacher's failure to teach or a school's failure to successfully educate. However, there is NO legal recourse for a parent's inability to parent or even care about the education of the child. If the child isn't beaten or neglected, shows up to school on time every school day, and is clothed appropriately, the parent has done his or her job. The kid comes with a bevy of built in excuses as well. "Oh, he is like that because of his mom having to work 3 jobs and dad is out of the picture." That truly is a sad state of affairs... But teachers are being punished because their students are poor. Politicians claim that students cannot be held responsible for getting good grades if they're always wondering if they'll have a roof over their head or food to eat when they get home. I get that. But what happens when they do get poor grades? Is the teacher let off the hook? Nope. They failed to motivate that student to get good grades or to learn.
Parents NEED to be held responsible for the education of their children. The first 8 years of their life are VITAL to their education and Mom and Dad are #1 by a LONG SHOT over teachers.
However, it needs to be an EQUAL share of accountability. Teachers cannot be held solely responsible. Neither can Students or Parents in kind. They all must share it equally. 32% shares for each of the three mentioned with the remaining 4% left to environment. That makes the whole.
They are the biggest influence on their children, and monkey see monkey do. If a parent smokes, the child has a higher chance of smoking as well. But vice versa, if a childs parent is in jail, they are lacking their parent in their life. In my opinion, that should be punishment enough.
If a child is raised by an abusive or morally twisted adult, the parent should be held liable for the child's unusual or rebelling behavior. If the parent decides to raise that child in an unhealthy environment, that parent should also be held responsible. They are the crucial part in the development of a child's morals, etiquette, actions (cognitive or behavioral), and activities.
I believe a parent is responsible for the child(ren) up to a certain age. During the early stages of growing up, a child is a sponge and for lack of better words monkey see, monkey do. So when a parent decides to expose them to immoral behavior or fails in punishing them for misbehavior then responsibility falls to the parents however when he/she starts getting older parents should, little by little, be less responsible for their actions. Parents should still discipline them for misbehavior but not be fully responsible for an older (10+) child's actions.
For one, Children are not born with a bundle of cash in their pocket. Thus, making it impossible for them to support themselves and buy the essential things they need to live. Furthermore, If parents are not held legally responsible for their children , they can just leave their child in the middle of the street with no clothes or food, or leave them in the park in a box, and the parent would not get in trouble for it. There is so many reasons why parents should be held responsible for their child. If parents are not held responsible for their child, who will? Nobody, and from that point, how will that child ever learn to be responsible themselves. It infuriates me that 67% of people would say that parents should not be responsible for their kid, i mean that just comes from being pure lazy, what has this world come to?
No one is going to argue that parenting is an easy job, but parents who take the job seriously are going to take the time to make sure their children are raised in a manner that will prevent them from needing to take responsibility for their actions. They will discipline them positively from a young age, take an interest in their lives, supervise them until they're old enough to take responsibility for themselves and ensure they know right from wrong. Yes it is possible to do all of this and still have a child make the wrong decisions, but more often than not a child that is raised properly will choose well. Besides, who else do you want picking up the tab for delinquent kids, the taxpayer?
If a child of yours were to steal something such as a diamond ring, which would be considered theft, or robbery. Now they get caught, as a parent are you responsible for them stealing a ring while they did on their very own free will? Personally I would think this would make a parent angry and disappointed at their child, however most parents will comprehend that in the end, it was their child’s decision to steal that ring.
Children should learn to be held accountable for their own actions, and cannot do so if they constantly have a parent there to bail them out. Most of us grow up learning that if things get tough, mom and dad will find a way to bail you out, taking all the pressure off ourselves. This can be truly dangerous, and as a result children can easily become dependent.
Most parents raise their children the best that they can. You can teach a child right and wrong, and you can give punishments where you see fit. However, when a child grows up and starts to spread his/her wings, their choices are no longer entirely in control of a parent. You can do the best you can do as a parent, but when the time comes to let go, a parent loses some control.
They need to educate their kids to make good choices surely, but you can't be with them every moment of every day to ensure they do. Some of it is just out of your hands. You can only do so much and past that they have to be held responsible for themselves. So no I don't think a parent should held morally and legally responsible for what their child does, as they can't control everything.
No, parents should not be held morally and legally responsible for the actions of their children because parents can provide stable, loving homes and still have a child get in trouble. Some children are more headstrong than others and as they become teenagers parents have very little true control over their actions. When a teenager makes a conscious decision to do wrong, he does it knowingly and his parents should not be punished for the teenager's decision.
the parents should not be held legally responsible for their children's actions because if they always take their responsible for their children's, how can they eligible. They will no have confident by themselves. They could not be reach their goals. If the children were always under control of their parents, the children's can not be stand by themselves. So the parents should not be held their children's legally.
Its the childs decision to commit a crime or offense. While the parent did raise him or her, it is ultimately their decision. If children learn that their parents will be held responsible for what happened, then they will be much more likely to commit another offense in the future.
Children need to learn to take responsibility from their actions. If the parent takes the consequences, the child learned nothing from their mistake and then in turn will continue to make bad mistakes. A parent can lead a child "to water" but can't make them "drink" so to speak. A parent builds most of the groundwork; however 12-17 year old minors have full control over their actions.
I say no because some parents put their all into teaching their children right from wrong, but some children are still going to do what they want. No parent should have to pay for something that a kid that knows its wrong and still does it anyway. They need to take responsibility for any wrong they may do.
Parents should not be held responsible for our actions. I'm 13 and if I did something wrong I would want to be held responsible, not my parent. Most teenagers parents always try to get them out of trouble, and that's why they keep doing the stuff they do because they haven't learned from there mistakes.
They ABSOLUTELY SHOULD NOT If a child of yours were to steal something such as a diamond ring, which would be considered theft, or robbery. Now they get caught, as a parent are you responsible for them stealing a ring while they did on their very own free will? Personally I would think this would make a parent angry and disappointed at their child, however most parents will comprehend that in the end, it was their child’s decision to steal that ring.
The kids are responsible for their own actions not the parents and if the parents were responsible for their kids actions te parents will get in trouble for no apparent reason. If the kid stole an object then the kid is in trouble not the parents. The parents didnt steal the item and that makes them not at fault
I think that parents shouldn't be held accountable for what their child or children does because if when their child was taught from right and wrong then they should know what they did was wrong and have to take the punishment and get disciplined very well because they knew wrong from right and right from wrong.
I don't think that parents should be held responsible for the actions of their child or children. Ofcourse it wasn't in their intention for their children to get into trouble. It was the child's action. If every parent got punished for what their child did, then why even allow them out at all?
If they are not grown and still a kid this would probably change them, invest in a jail tour. Like a straighten up program to let them see what real jail is like, and the average child would straighten up right away. If not allow them to interact with the inmates.
They should be accountable because their kids are just bad like they don't care but it is what it is and let them be they pay the jail time later who cares their parents don't so that's why the kids act that way to much swag in this world but okay
Seriously, this issue can be compared to real crime that is coming from adults everyday. For example, the government should not be held accountable for the crimes of Americans who have nothing what so ever to do with the government. If a few Americans flew over to England in Lear jets and dropped homemade bombs on the Queen's home, then Parliament or something might try to get back at the gov., but the government had nothing to do with it. I am thirteen years old, and know that if I killed someone in my sleep, I should be held accountable for it. At least, this is what I think, and it IS right. Glory to God :)
I think that the parents shouldn't be responsible at all. From birth I'm sure all parents try to teach and tell their children right between wrong. Although if the child still commits the crim than yes i believe the child should be held repsonible not the parent. As i said the parent shows the children the difference between good and bad behaviour and if the child still continues to do it than the child should be held responsible not the parent.
A parent should not be legally responsible for their children's wrong doing. However, I do think parents should strictly instill in their children a sense of what is right and wrong and enforce good works with praise and encouragement. Children, teenagers, all humans, really, have free will. No matter how great a parent you are you kids will do wrong. As parents, it's our responsibility to instill good in them.
In many cases, children are just bad. You can teach them right from wrong, teach them good morals, but some kids are born to act out. And where is society left then? Locking up parents as their child robbed a shop against their will, without them knowing? Which parent is arrested? How do they decide? Who will provide care for this young offender with a criminal record? This teaches kids that in life, someone is there to take a bullet for you. And as we all know, in reality, that is not the case.
Parents should not be made accountable for their children's actions because they are no longer wholly responsible for what their children do. Children nowadays are faced with a multitude of influences, be it from their peers, from other authority figures in their lives, or from the mass media. Parents can no longer fully censure what their offspring see or learn. Therefore, it is not fair to hold parents fully accountable for things beyond their control. Often, when the children err, it is not because the parents have not done enough to prevent the mistake, it was simply not within their means to do so.
I believe parents should not be held responsible for crimes that their children commited because they did not force their child/children to do the crime. Since people do have a mind of their own and would probably still do these crimes even if their parents told them not too. The question is, are parents really the core of the problem or are there other bigger issues we have to consider? Many parents have to work day or night to make a living which means they would not be able to watch after their child or children all the time, which means they would not know if the child has taken a gun or a knife to school since they are always busy.
I disagree with this statement. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it”. Parents do their best to bring up future gentlemen, and ladies. They provide food, shelter, clothes, emotional support, and their unconditional love. After parents have lead their child/children in the right path, and teaches him values to carry out for the rest of his/ her life, the only thing that’s left is for them to pray, and expect the child to do the right thing. There’s a saying that goes “You can lead a horse to the water, but you can’t make him drink”. This continues to prove to be true. Parents are experienced and know the dangers, and importance's of thing they try to teach children, but they have a mind of their own, and at the end of the day you can’t force your values on someone, and expect them to carry them out. If a child has to take an exam, can the parent take it for them? Just the same, If a child is in trouble with the law, the parent cannot do the time. However, the parent may take responsibility unless the child is a minority is important for children to learn from their mistakes, but that does not the child should have too many mistakes to look over and learn from. -S.Roker
My second cousin, Jack, he is 5 right now and he is swearing. At the age of 5 ! His parents are two lovely saints, who would do nothing against anyone, they wouldnt hurt a fly, and yet Jack listens to his school yard friends saying that he should start swearing and yelling and throwing chairs at teachers ! This is outragious. Parents shouldnt be held accountable for their childs actions. If you're going to acuse anyone but the child, acuse the childs friends, at least.
Parents should not be held morally and legally responsible for the actions of their children because parents always try to lead their children to the right path and if they are in the wrong path the it is the fault of the environment,or what kinds of people they meet in their school or anywhere else
Being a parent is not easy in todays world. Children reach a certain age that parents have no control over and what is a working parent to do when their child does something illegal while they are working? It is not fair whatsoever that parents are held accountable. Take this from me, a sixteen year old female who gets in trouble, but never with the law. If I were to get into trouble with the law I would want to be in trouble, not my parents getting in trouble for me. Just because a child is raised in a nicer household than another does not make that child have better behavior. In fact in many cases the child with a better household is actually worse than a child that lives in a horrible household where the parents are no where around or they do drugs. My friend who was raised strictly as a mormon completely rebelled even though everthing in his life was handed to him. He smokes marijuana illegally and he even drinks. Of course not to his parents knowledge so what happens when the law finds out he is doing these things? The parents get blamed. And for the parents who say "yes parents should be responsible" just think of what that does to your own self when your child rebels against you and you have no control over it.
Parents have certain responsibilities but being held responsible for children's actions or crimes definitely isn't one of them. Children need to learn from their mistakes, not have their parents come and tell them it's okay. Doing this will make the child dependent on their parents and then the child will never learn from their mistakes.