BamaBabe73, on 23 January 2013 - 12:03 PM, said:
You heard it here first folks...
The left now thinks it should be illegal for homes with children to have alcohol, guns, cigarettes, etc - because if they may get ahold of it, then you can't have it. Hello Big Brother!!!
And for those of you that have not raised a teenager in your home - let me assure you that they can find, unlock, sneak, etc anything they want to at anytime they want to (do you not remember being a teenager?!?). As a parent you kinda have to trust in the good book's philosophy of bring up a child in the way they should go and when they are older they will not depart from it. It is only upbringing with a nice mixture of fear of consequences that prevents any teenager from making stupid and/or bad choices.
As someone who has had to look after kids of all ages, in the home and in the classroom, family members and students, you're right that you have to lay down the law and stick to it, but I'm sorry, you and others on here that have this attitude that teenagers will do whatever they want anyways are just flat wrong.
Again, it's called parenting. If you can't have it in your home without knowing that it's inaccessible to your kids, it shouldn't be in your home. Now for the record, I'm a firm believer that you can do this with guns as I am living proof, but if you take Nova's stance that even gun safes won't stop some pimpely mastermind, then you need to get rid of them or anything else that risks harming them.
Maybe you should rethink your first statement and see that its probably better for you to be responsible for your kid and do without in the home than it is for them to have access to it. Or just be better about keeping it outta their hands.
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