10-Year-Old Arrested for Fighting With Sister

Suzanne Murray

10-year-old arrested for fighting with sisterSiblings are so much fun—especially when they get along. But even if they do "play nice," there's bound to be the occasional spat here and there. Sometimes those fights can get physical with a slap, a pinch ... some wrestling around on the ground. How do you discipline your children when they fight?

Would you call the police?

According to ParentDish, that's what happened to Reagan Greene. The 10-year-old Texan was arrested and charged with assault after she and her 13-year-old sister Desiree got into an altercation on the playground.

A witness to the fight called police, who later showed up at the Greene's home after the girls had already made up. The police determined it was a case of family violence and that Desiree had gotten the worst of it so Reagan was taken into custody.

The girls' mom, Rhonda Greene, says she's concerned that the arrest may have scarred her 10-year-old.

What do you think? Is arrest and a criminal charge the appropriate response to a physical spat between siblings? Is there an age at which such a response might be appropriate?

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