Thursday, April 16, 2009

News: "12-Year-Old Quebec Girl Sues Dad for Grounding Her...and Wins"

12-Year-Old Quebec Girl Sues Dad for Grounding Her…and Wins

The case involves a divorced man who says that in 2008 he caught the girl, over whom he had custody, surfing websites he had forbidden and posting "inappropriate pictures of herself" online. The girl's father told her as a consequence that she would not be allowed to go on her class' graduation trip to Quebec City, even though her mother had already given permission for her to do so.

The girl then contacted a legal-aid lawyer who was involved in the parents' custody battle, who convinced the court to order that the girl be allowed to go on the trip with her class. The father appealed the decision on principle, although his daughter went on the trip in the meantime.

"Either way, he doesn't have authority over this child anymore.

"She sued him because she doesn't respect his rules. It's very hard to raise a child who is the boss."

Parents are supplanted by professionals who are 'experts' in raising other people's children."
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You know? I don't think there is much that surprises me these days. I'm usually shocked for a moment. Then I think, "No, that totally makes sense with the way the world is heading today."

So much for "Honor thy mother & thy father."

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