It's the age old argument: who decides how a parent disciplines their own kid? Is it the parents or the government? A mom who allegedly tased her 14-year-old son just found out the hard way that sometimes it's the latter.
Yes, a mom tased her kid (well, allegedly tased her kid). Cops in Texas say Kimira Hysaw used a stun gun on her son's head, arms, back, and legs.
This time the taser was reportedly supposed to be discipline for playing basketball without permission, but Hysaw allegedly uses the taser on the regular to keep her kid in line.
Can you imagine?
We hear from parents getting angry all the time that the government is too involved in our business. But folks, this is why we don't just get to do what we want with our kids ... because some parents go so far over the line that they can't even see said line in the rearview.
I get it. I have a 7-year-old. There are days she drives me absolutely bonkers, and she needs discipline. That's my job, not the government's.
But I can't imagine ever doing anything to her that I wouldn't allow someone else to do to me. That's how I draw the line. Unfortunately, there are parents out there who don't seem to see it that way. Can you imagine this mom letting someone use a Taser on her? Me neither.
Hysaw is now facing charges of injury to a child. Here's hoping parenting classes are in her future!
Do you think the government is too involved in parenting decisions? Does this change your feeling on that?
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