Dad's Horrific Grammar Lesson for 3-Year-Old Gets Him Arrested

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Kenneth WebbSome people should never be allowed around kids. It's a sad fact, but it's true. Take, for example, the father arrested recently over a "grammar lesson" gone horribly wrong.

Police in Indiana say Kenneth R. Webb was trying to teach his 3-year-old to say "may I please" before asking for something. Pretty reasonable, right? We all want polite kids.

But when the 3-year-old wouldn't cooperate, wouldn't even look dear old Dad in the eye, cops say Webb lost it. The 29-year-old allegedly started beating on the little guy, causing significant bruising to the neck and face.

Right now Dad's been charged with neglect of a dependent and battery resulting in bodily injury to a person under the age of 14. He's lost custody of the 3-year-old -- at least for now. If he's convicted, he'll lose the kid for at least 18 months, as the felonies he's charged with carry a standard 18-month sentence.

Records show this would be Webb's first offense if he's convicted, and I'll put it out there that he's hardly the first parent to get frustrated with an uncooperative toddler. But I'm struggling to drum up that "we're all in this together" parental sympathy ... and not coming up with much of anything.

He allegedly beat a 3-year-old up. For not using his manners? Saying a kid didn't say please is like saying a kid was just being a kid!

Is 18 months even enough punishment for that? We are talking a defenseless 3-year-old here.

At the very least, I think they need to throw in some anger management and parenting classes too. No one who is around children should have a temper that blows that easily.

What do you think should be done here? Do you have any parental sympathy for the situation?


Image via Henry County Sheriff's Department

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Green... Greenmomma1018

Couldn't agree with you more. I honestly think when/if he is convicted they need to have the gards follow him and every time he does not use his manners they need to beat him. PERIOD!!! This crap enrages me. I have a 35 month old little girl, she is going through the "NO, I DON'T LIKE YOU" phase, does it crush me every time I hear it? Yes. Does it make me a little angry? You are damn right it does! Do I tell her it's not nice and she needs to be polite as a princess? Yes. But I could NEVER imagine beating my child for not saying "May I?".

youth... youthfulsoul

Absolutely not enough punishment and its very unlikely this was the first time he beat the poor kid. What a total D bag.

Chana... Chanandler.Bong

Sadly, this probably wasn't the first time the kid had been abused. I'm guessing the child probably got beaten for accidents during potty training, too. Glad the kid will be safe for awhile. And you're absolutely right- some people just don't deserve to have kids.

nonmember avatar Chelsea

@Greenmomma1018....35 months? really? just say about 3 years..

Green... Greenmomma1018

Chelsea..Really? Out of this entire page, that is all you have to say....SMHeye rolling

Crista Westerfield

hahaha chelsea I thought the same damn thing. haha.

Amber Shaw

It's her daughter...she wants to say 35 months about HER daughter, then that is HER business. Grow the fuck up people.

Dkaria Moo

I thought the same thing about the 35 months thing. haha

But I'm willing to bet that this isn't the first time kiddo has gotten beat up by dad. This is just his first time being caught. I don't believe this kid should ever be given back to this man. I don't care how much time passes between...there is absolutely no excuse to abuse anyone, defenseless or not.

heath... heatherepaul

Hello?? We're worried about the use of 35 months instead of 3 years?? Anyway, there is NO way this "father" should EVER get custody of this baby again!!

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