Originally Posted by Ravenlord
my parents had social services called on them for yelling at me in a Kroger when i was 4. there's a whole lot more to the 'lack of discipline' angle than beatings. things of this nature have also been going on longer than the "police state" era.
You can call social services on someone for anything. It doesn't mean they'll do anything.
If anything I'd say that social services doesn't remove children from homes often enough, and that parents are allowed to get away with far too much.
Sorry for the tangent, I guess this doesn't really have anything to do with a 6 year old kid having to go downtown for throwing a fit. Which is so incredibly ridiculous that I can't believe anyone would even try to find a sufficient reason for it (i.e. this is what happens when parents aren't allowed to discipline).