Wow, here's a stellar example of an amazing parental role model. NOT! Daymaris Vazquez, 35, a mom in Tampa, was arrested yesterday and charged with child abuse for beating her 12-year-old son for getting a failing grade on his report card.
According to the arrest report, Vazquez hit her son with a wooden and a metal spatula and hit him in the face with her hand -- hard enough to break his glasses and scrape his nose. And that much abuse wasn't enough apparently, so she also choked him and told him she would kill him.
All because the kid got an F in school! You think the beating brought his grades up?
I know there is no degree in parenting, but if there was, this mom deserve a big old effing F. I mean, how does she think beating a child for a bad grade is going to, in any way, help his grades? I guess she's never heard of after-school tutoring or lifting her child up when he's down or struggling. She didn't take the course that shows you how being a loving parent can also be part of being tough parent.
And just how did she think this "disciplinary action" was going to play out? Be a horrible, abusive human being and work at making your child into a horrible, numbed-out human being -- and that'll get his grades up? Break his spirit; fix his grades? Hit the kid; he'll hit the books? Huh?
As last reported, Vazquez was arrested, charged with child abuse, and being held at a Hillsborough County Jail with no bail set. Maybe if they beat her and choke her while she's in there, she'll become a better mother.
What's the right thing to do should your child come home with an F grade?
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside