Should parents be held morally and legally responsible for the actions of their children?

  • Is this seriously a question?

    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!

  • yes they should

    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.

  • Should parents be held morally and legally responsible for the actions of their children

    Should parents be held morally and legally responsible for the actions of their children? No i don't think parents should be held responsible for their kids action cause its the kids brain, and they they do what they want and trying to blend in with their friends and getting in trouble.

  • Parents should be held responsible of their children

    Parents always say "your under my roof, you do what i want." or anything close to that. If they want to take responsibility to get their children to do chores or whatever, then why can't they take responsibility of their children when they do something wrong? Wouldn't it be the parents fault anyways because they raised the child to believe in their own actions? If not thats just bad parenting.

  • Parents should be responsible of their action

    Parents should be responsible of their child's action ,there where the ones who decided they wanted a child . There the ones who take care of their needs, so why should they not be able to held the responsible of there child's action.Parent should be held responsible of their child's action, they take care of them and can help their child make right decisions .

  • Yes the should be

    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 when a parent intentionally instructs a child to do something wrong?

    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?

  • OF COURSE - Parents are the direct influence to their kids behavior

    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.

  • Parents should be

    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

  • If you don't want to be responsible, don't have kids.

    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???


    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.

  • No they should not

    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.

  • Parents should not be held responsible

    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.

  • No they should'nt be responsible

    The reason i say parents shouldn't be held morally and legally responsible for the actions of their children is because when your child grow up to be 18+ you really not responsible for the child.
    If the child is doing something they have no reason doing the police will take the child not the parent......
    They're child should know the difference between wrong and right

  • No parents should be held morally and legally responsible for the actions of their children .

    Parents should not be held legally responsible for their children's actions because if they always take their responsible for their children's actions . They will get in trouble more often. They will also be more strict on there kids. Example If the child does something bad such as robbery it would make an sense for the parents to be accountable for there actions. The children were always under control of their parents and not able able to have freedom that they want. So the parents should not be held their children's legally.

  • Should parents be responsible for the actions of their children ?

    Should they? Yes because your child is reflecting you. If you let your children do what they want to do they will do just that. If your house hold have no rules then all the children know is no rules well then they would go out in public and don't fallow rules . A parent should teach there children home training and how to respect there selves and also others. So its the parent fault on how the child is.

  • Parents shouldn't Be held responsible for their children or child actions.

    Children 10 an up should be fully responsible for their bad actions.Why should parents be responsible for their child action when the child have his/her own brain.An if parents take children responsibility the child will not Learn from his/her own mistakes so the child will continue to doing their wrong. So their for parents should not be accountable for their child actions.

  • Parents should not be morally and legally for the child action.

    Parents should't be responsible for there kid actions because if the child be bad at school , or steal from a store that the kid doing it not the parent . If the children are 10-18 years old the should know their right from wrong. So it really not the parents fault how the kids turn out .So no parents should not be responsible for the action of their kid.

  • Parents should be held responsible for their children's action.

    Parents should be held responsible for their children's action's because the parents are the one that raised the child and maid them who they are . The parents should had though them to be respect full or responsible .So i think parents should be held responsible for their children actions .

  • Should parents be held responsible for the actions of their children

    Parents should not be held held because kids should be more responsible.They should know there right in wrong some kids do some kids dont. In they old enough to take care of their self. Some kids should no wats right in no wats right in life . They do wrong cause they choose to.

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JJohnson4 says2015-02-09T15:57:44.570
No, Because if they did it its on them they parents can't take over there mind they only can tell them from good to bad.

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