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Old 04-20-2017, 12:10 PM
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Part of the problem is that parents don't seem to hold their kids accountable anymore. If I kicked a teacher in school. I would be more worried about what my dad was going to do to me than anything else. I had a loving father. But I was always held responsible for the things I did.
That's an important point. Even the mentally ill need to obey society's rules and shouldn't assault anyone. I don't like the way this was handled, because the warrant should have already been served, yet I have the feeling this mother would just excuse her son's atrocious actions because of his illness instead of disciplining him to teach him that it is wrong to kick or otherwise assault anyone. Hopefully this experience will teach him that it is NOT OK to hurt others and it is NOT OK to use mental illness as an excuse to get away with it.
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That's an important point. Even the mentally ill need to obey society's rules and shouldn't assault anyone. I don't like the way this was handled, because the warrant should have already been served, yet I have the feeling this mother would just excuse her son's atrocious actions because of his illness instead of disciplining him to teach him that it is wrong to kick or otherwise assault anyone. Hopefully this experience will teach him that it is NOT OK to hurt others and it is NOT OK to use mental illness as an excuse to get away with it.
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Damn shame it couldn't have been a father / son event. IMHO.
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What if he isn't really disabled but only mislabeled? At what point is misbehavior, defiance, and manipulation to have power and control a "symptom" and not just brattishness. Could this young lad benefit from military school away from his mom?
that's the same as asking what if he was misdiagnosed and really doesn't have diabetes! Diabetics in critical acidosis may be violent or incoherent, but you don't call the police two months after an outburst at school, them having been schooled at home since and just come in for a test.

Someone diagnosed a kid as diabetic- a pediatrician.
Someone diagnosed this child with autism- a pediatrician.
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that's the same as asking what if he was misdiagnosed and really doesn't have diabetes! Diabetics in critical acidosis may be violent or incoherent, but you don't call the police two months after an outburst at school, them having been schooled at home since and just come in for a test.

Someone diagnosed a kid as diabetic- a pediatrician.
Someone diagnosed this child with autism- a pediatrician.
I don't think so. There are no biological tests for mental disorders. There are serology and urine tests for diabetes. The lad doesn't have diabetes. My 12 year old daughter says the boy has "kick the teacher-itis".
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First off this has nothing to fricking do with Trump or Obama so drop that BS already.

Second, John Benjamin Haygood was arrested for felony battery on a school board authority, sounds like it was more than just a simple kick.

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I don't think so. There are no biological tests for mental disorders. ...
There are no biological tests for Alzheimer ; it's diagnosed by process of elimination.

anyway autism is diagnosed by a physician, not your daughter; smart though she may be.
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What do you think would be the proper way to handle an assault?
a good spanking.
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