WTVM Editorial 5/1/15: Tough love parenting

WTVM Editorial 5/1/15: Tough love parenting

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – If you saw our recent story on the Columbus mom who called police to help get through to her troublesome son, you know her actions led to a simulated arrest and five scary minutes for the boy in the backseat of a police car.

Chiquita Hill wanted to teach her 10-year-old son, Sean, a lesson in hopes it would spare him a future, real arrest.

Say what you will about her tactics, but her expression of love might be the right prescription to set him on a better path.

Another mother's love was expressed by the Baltimore woman who saw her teenage son in a mask joining in the protests after Freddie Gray's death in a police van.

She went ballistic, slapping him and yelling at him in desperation, trying to keep him out of harm's way.

Controversial? Maybe. But these mothers did what they thought was best.

Parenting in 2015 has challenges our parents never imagined.

These Moms did what they thought was right for their kids.

No parent is perfect, but caring enough to take action, even if that action results in some public shaming - is sometimes the best and the only choice they have to make.


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