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julie124
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:33 am     Post subject: I found this funny Reply with quote

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051117/ap_on_re_us/girl_on_corner;_ylt=An6DEkulT15nY_KosBhEfXYDW7oF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

yep, quiet intersting indeed
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:13 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

the link is giving me a "server not found"
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:57 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

yet again, it works perfect for me....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:56 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

EDMOND, Okla. - Tasha Henderson got tired of her 14-year-old daughter's poor grades, her chronic lateness to class and her talking back to her teachers, so she decided to teach the girl a lesson.


She made Coretha stand at a busy Oklahoma City intersection Nov. 4 with a cardboard sign that read: "I don't do my homework and I act up in school, so my parents are preparing me for my future. Will work for food."

"This may not work. I'm not a professional," said Henderson, a 34-year-old mother of three. "But I felt I owed it to my child to at least try."

In fact, Henderson has seen a turnaround in her daughter's behavior in the past week and a half. But the punishment prompted letters and calls to talk radio from people either praising the woman or blasting her for publicly humiliating her daughter.

"The parents of that girl need more education than she does if they can't see that the worst scenario in this case is to kill their daughter psychologically," Suzanne Ball said in a letter to The Oklahoman.

Marvin Lyle, 52, said in an interview: "I don't see anything wrong with it. I see the other extreme where parents don't care what the kids do, and at least she wants to help her kid."

Coretha has been getting C's and D's as a freshman at Edmond Memorial High in this well-to-do Oklahoma City suburb. Edmond Memorial is considered one of the top high schools in the state in academics.

While Henderson stood next to her daughter at the intersection, a passing motorist called police with a report of psychological abuse, and an Oklahoma City police officer took a report. Mother and daughter were asked to leave after about an hour, and no citation was issued. But the report was forwarded to the state Department of Human Services.

"There wasn't any criminal act involved that the officer could see that would require any criminal investigation," Master Sgt. Charles Phillips said. "DHS may follow up."

DHS spokesman Doug Doe would not comment on whether an investigation was opened, but suggested such a case would probably not be a high priority.

Tasha Henderson said her daughter's attendance has been perfect and her behavior has been better since the incident.

Coretha, a soft-spoken girl, acknowledged the punishment was humiliating but said it got her attention. "I won't talk back," she said quietly, hanging her head.

She already has been forced by her parents to give up basketball and track because of slipping grades, and said she hopes to improve in school so she can play next year.

Donald Wertlieb, a professor of child development at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University, warned that such punishment could do extreme emotional damage. He said rewarding positive behavior is more effective.

"The trick is to catch them being good," he said. "It sounds like this mother has not had a chance to catch her child being good or is so upset over seeing her be bad, that's where the focus is."
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Here it is.

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20051116/capt.okso10111162341.girl_on_corner_okso101.jpg?x=180&y=268&sig=cFrNTG1_waCQKqBAF132BQ--
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:43 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

julie124 wrote:
yet again, it works perfect for me....


damn, your computer's good.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:52 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Works fine for me, and nice move by the mum. Seems to be working and hey if it fails at least the girl has gained some valuable experience she can use later in life. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:47 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

yea My mother would never be able to do that to me... why didnt the daughter just say no? I liked to see my mother try to drag me out int he road....pfff
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:02 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

The girl was pretty young Julie, so maybe she did it to avoid be punished further. Not to mention she probably didn't know what she was getting herself into.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:55 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea well, I guess Im differnet, I always did what I want, never grounded or anything.. But then again, I didn't really do anything bad when I was young for mom or dad to get me to do that
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:28 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Rebel without a cause. Tbbbbbth!

I was pretty nuts as a kid but I have a good excuse.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:31 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

IC, well I was more of a goodie goodie when I was growing up.. I drank occasionly, I smoked, but they couldnt say anything about that seems they smoke themselves... umm thats all I did, I never gave any trouble... infact I wasnt even kicked outta class before:P
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:01 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been to 3 high schools, nuff said Shit-Eating Grin... Well there's actually alot more to it then that, but I can't be bothered to go into it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:33 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

hahah I can just imagine..:Plol
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Julie I'm sure I've told you about it before on MSN anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:49 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting
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