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Grandmother Arrested After Slapping Granddaughter for Cursing at Her
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Posted on 05/04/2010 7:55:03 AM PDT by Mind Freed

Edited on 05/04/2010 7:58:06 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Florida -- 10Connects.com reports that Theresa Collier, a 73-year-old grandmother was arrested last week for slapping her 18-year-old granddaughter who was swearing at her.

Collier says she allowed her 18-year-old granddaughter, Felicia Collier, who had just gotten kicked out of Catholic school and is now enrolled in online classes, to use her computer to do homework. Felicia was kicked out for cursing at a nun, explained Collier.


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KEYWORDS: arrested; donutwatch; grandmother; granny
We have stopped punishing our children, and call it building self esteem - Billy Graham

My mother would have done the same thing if my kid was cursing at her. I would have thanked her and then had my own little "chat" at home.

1 posted on 05/04/2010 7:55:03 AM PDT by Mind Freed
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To: Mind Freed
Ungrateful little bitch!

Not the grandmother, the punk-ass kid.

2 posted on 05/04/2010 7:57:14 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Mind Freed

The only good news in this is that most people in newspaper comment section, by far, support grandma.


3 posted on 05/04/2010 7:58:06 AM PDT by mainsail that
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To: Mind Freed

I’ve love to see this case on Judge Judy!


4 posted on 05/04/2010 7:58:22 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Mind Freed

Some kids need to be horse-whipped.


5 posted on 05/04/2010 7:58:45 AM PDT by Chickensoup ("A corrupt society has many laws" - Tacitus)
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To: Mind Freed

Sad world we live in. Slapping, spanking, any type of physical discipline now gets the police involved?

Of course we don’t want people beaten up and injured, but, from time immemorial, spanking and physical restraint has been used on misbehaving kids. Until the current generation, anyway.

So the 18 year old girl, a little (blank) in training, can rain down all the F bombs she wants, and nobody in her family can say or do anything. Instead, it’s time to arrest granny. Unbelievable.


6 posted on 05/04/2010 7:58:55 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Mind Freed
What in the hell is going on with the cops? No brains? I don't give a shi@ what the law is common sense is part of America and this is pure stupid crap. It angers me that we have lost all sense.
7 posted on 05/04/2010 8:01:32 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Mind Freed

Guess who just got written out of the will.


8 posted on 05/04/2010 8:01:38 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Mind Freed

This is a big effin’ day for future liberal votes!


9 posted on 05/04/2010 8:04:04 AM PDT by fml
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To: Mind Freed

My grandma never would have slapped me. Never. She would have grabbed the biggest wooden spoon in sight first.


10 posted on 05/04/2010 8:04:37 AM PDT by FreedomFerret
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Maybe Hillary will get the UN involved...

United Nations’ threat: No more parental rights
Expert: Pact would ban spankings, homeschooling if children object

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=87929


11 posted on 05/04/2010 8:04:56 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: FreedomFerret

Mine used the back of a wooden hairbrush.


12 posted on 05/04/2010 8:09:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Logical me
Six months ago I saw the local police and two state troopers respond to a "domestic issue" in my neighborhood. I saw them haul off the mother just on the spoken word of the child throwing a temper tantrum. The state troopers clearly understood that the child was having a temper tantrum because his mom told him to, HORROR OF HORRORS, ... get a job. The local police sided with the kid and hauled the mother away.

This little incident ended up costing her $2500 in lawyer fees to have the charges dropped. Sounds like grandma will be spending her savings doing the same thing.

Kids today expect everything to be handed to them, they dont think they should have to work just to pay bills, if they cant spend their money on instant gratification they dont want to work ...

13 posted on 05/04/2010 8:10:22 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: Mind Freed

What sort of parenting produces a foul-mouthed, ungrateful, 18-year-old dreg of society? I’d like to know so I do everything in my power to avoid those practices with my toddlers.


14 posted on 05/04/2010 8:10:55 AM PDT by opus86
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To: Mind Freed

The main problem with this grandchild is that her own mother and father failed to DISCIPLINE her when she was younger.

With a Jury Trial, Gramma will be found Not Guilty. The 18 year old will be incarcerated before she’s 21 if she keeps acting like a TOOL [Totally Out Of Line].


15 posted on 05/04/2010 8:13:06 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: opus86

Spare the rod, spoil the child. Every now and then the little ones need an attention getter.


16 posted on 05/04/2010 8:14:06 AM PDT by sniper63 (Bang,Bang, Maxwell's Silver hammer........)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

This girl needs a little BOOT CAMP!


17 posted on 05/04/2010 8:14:17 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Mind Freed

Mine would have used a bar of soap.


18 posted on 05/04/2010 8:14:27 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Mind Freed
Kick her ass granny!

Florida Police Defend Decision to Jail Grandmother Who Slapped Granddaughter For Telling Her To F*** Off

19 posted on 05/04/2010 8:17:31 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Mind Freed

Folks, according to the LAW, 18 is an adult. So consider your position carefully. Should one adult slap (physically assault) another adult because they were cursed at?


20 posted on 05/04/2010 8:18:56 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: spectre

yep, used and ground in HARD! and then THOSE horrible words......”your father will deal with your smart mouth when he gets home from work”. it was a long, long time ago....a different time. it makes me ill the way these kids speak to their folks now.


21 posted on 05/04/2010 8:22:27 AM PDT by bobby.223
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To: bobby.223
Yes! Those words "Wait till your father gets home" put me into a praying mood for sure..:)

sw

22 posted on 05/04/2010 8:24:30 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: opus86
We have a great example in my own extended family. First, you start by giving the kid everything they want from a very young age. You can do this easily by removing your spine and misplacing it. This will cause you to make empty threats about punishment but in no time at all, they will be in total control and all you have to do is wait for orders and have a bottle of Tylenol handy for your "headaches."

By the time they are at the age of being able to reproduce, you might end up with 2 or 3 clones of your original monster but I would warn you...the reproduction models are sometimes worse than the originals because now you will have ALL of them expecting you to wipe their noses and tushies all the time.

Last Christmas family dinner left me with my mouth hanging open when I saw two grown adult women doing backflips to make one particularly ungrateful and undeserving little brat happy.

I'm sorry the grandmother was arrested but it was probably too little and way too late in the game to start getting tough in this kid. She's 18. Time for tough love techniques, not slapping and spankings.

23 posted on 05/04/2010 8:28:03 AM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: taxcontrol
Actually that works for me. We were a much more polite society when using “fighting words” was considered the aggressor in the resulting physical confrontation.
24 posted on 05/04/2010 8:30:18 AM PDT by Durus (The People have abdicated our duties and anxiously hopes for just two things, "Bread and Circuses")
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To: Logical me

“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers.”

Quote by: Ayn Rand
(1905-1982) Author
Source: “Atlas Shrugged”, Part II, Chapter 3


25 posted on 05/04/2010 8:35:06 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Mind Freed

If this was about disciplining a child then I would wholeheartedly agree with everyone here, but it is not. At 18 she is no ‘child’, at least not in the sense that you can effectively and constructively discipline her with a smack.


26 posted on 05/04/2010 8:35:33 AM PDT by AussieJoe
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To: taxcontrol

I’m 29... If I cursed at my Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, Uncle... I would be slapped also. It’s a matter of respecting your family and elders.


27 posted on 05/04/2010 8:39:59 AM PDT by Mind Freed (Maybe Obama was the Wright choice... Let's wait till everything Ayers out.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

I will forever be grateful to my neighbor, My husband and I were lost and alone at 18 with an infant to care for and he helped us and guided us. The most valuable piece of information was to discipline from the first year. I did and I ended up with great kids.

Too many people think that bad behavior is “cute” when they are little and then expect them to change their ways when they are older and no longer cute.


28 posted on 05/04/2010 8:41:16 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: Mind Freed

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The 18 year old should be in jail. Would this cop do this to his own grandmother?!!


29 posted on 05/04/2010 8:56:44 AM PDT by fujimoh
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To: spectre

whenever I see the ‘soap’ scene in ‘A Christmas Story’ I have to chuckle. no grinding it in, no havin’ to chomp down and teeth off chunks, no twisting and spinning the bar around etc. Ralphie got off light with his ‘treatment’!!!!!!!


30 posted on 05/04/2010 9:00:35 AM PDT by bobby.223
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To: taxcontrol
Folks, according to the LAW, 18 is an adult.

Yes, Ganny screwed up. By slapping the little Shiite, she gave her the power to have her arrested. She should have just kicked her out of the house.

31 posted on 05/04/2010 9:20:11 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: FreedomFerret

My grandma overheard me drop the F Bomb from inside the house one time when I was a kid outside playing in the yard, mind you it was not directed towards her nor uttered in her known presence (as far as I could tell anyway). When my dad got home, my mouth was promptly and efficaciously washed out with Fels-Naptha soap and hot water. This happened sometime between 1967 and 1971. I have to think it was closer to 1971.


32 posted on 05/04/2010 10:13:58 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (Tea Patriot Movement - Boycott All MSM Channels - Vote the Scum Out - NOV 2010 & Beyond...)
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To: tiki
I know exactly what you mean. I've had friends tell me that I'm too strict. My kids still have to say "Excuse me", "Please", "Thank you", and I still make them ask if they can be excused from the dinner table. So that makes me too strict? Every year my kids have been in school their teachers have loved them, one teacher actually cried last year when saying goodbye to my son. I wish there were more parents like you and I. And it's not to be noticed as a good parent, it's about raising responsible children that will one day become responsible adults.

P.S. I have had to punish my kids, but honestly, I don't remember the last time I had to. If you start young like you were told, it's amazing how fast they learn.

33 posted on 05/04/2010 10:38:45 AM PDT by Mind Freed (Maybe Obama was the Wright choice... Let's wait till everything Ayers out.)
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To: opus86

Then make sure you know who their friends are. Trust me!


34 posted on 05/04/2010 10:54:40 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: FreedomFerret
I learned how to use the wooden spoon on my kids from my mom using it on me, who learned it from her mom.......

I heard my son ask his misbehaving kids if they wanted him to get the big spoon. I about died laughing. It worked though.

35 posted on 05/04/2010 11:09:58 AM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: opus86
What sort of parenting produces a foul-mouthed, ungrateful, 18-year-old dreg of society?

The lazy kind. The kind that won't get up off their lazy butts to actually follow through with the never ending threats. Which become meaningless over time and the kid learns to just ignore said parent. After losing all respect for said parent, why wouldn't the kid be inclined to swear at said parent? Something like, “Why don't you just shut the f@ck up?”

36 posted on 05/04/2010 11:23:08 AM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: Mind Freed; All

You are not going to believe this...In my day, since I did not grow up in the U.S., I didn’t know what curse words were. My parents did not use them.


37 posted on 05/04/2010 11:47:37 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Mind Freed

It is the same with my grandchildren who have been taught their manners. There teachers love them, their principals love them, even other students love them. I attended a dinner and was sitting near the superintendent of our school district, she said that there wasn’t a day that went by that she didn’t hear something good about my granddaughter, sure she was exaggerating but it was very nice to hear.

As children we were well disciplined. My father was going to his orientation to work at NASA for 2 weeks and we stayed at a brand new motel at the edge of town. The owner was quite rude and warned my parents about the 5 children behaving. Personally, I would have asked for my money back and found another motel but we stayed. When we left they bought us all kinds of gifts and the woman cried when we were leaving.


38 posted on 05/04/2010 12:21:04 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: Mind Freed

“Oh, no. Don’t expel the child. Just leave her to me.”

“Girl, you got to learn not to talk to nuns that way.”

40 posted on 05/04/2010 4:35:41 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Dilbert San Diego

and nobody in her family can say or do anything.


What’s the legal age there? An 18 year old should be old enough to kick out of the house. I do know this “child” wouldn’t last 10 minutes in my house.


41 posted on 05/04/2010 6:16:05 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (The bigger the government = The smaller the people)
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To: TexasCajun

Wow. That poor women had a tough life. She is 73 and looks 90. Poor women having to put up with that crap.


42 posted on 08/11/2011 3:36:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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