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    Woman in labor ticketed on way to hospital

    I'm sure most have heard this story on the news.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28055102/

    Now I can understand the officer initially stopping them. But once he realizes whats going on, I think he should have used better discretion in this situation.

    If that had been me and my wife - and when our first child was born almost 20 years ago we barely made it to the hospital - I probably would have lost it on this officer and gotten arrested.
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    Re: Woman in labor ticketed on way to hospital

    Also (can't find a link), but has anyone heard the story of the Ohio woman who just recently made her 12 yr old son stand on the corner with the sign saying "I am a thief and a liar"?

    She acknowledges it was drastic means, and she probably wouldn't take such extreme measures again, but everything else she has tried hasn't worked to stop/correct her son's behavior that included smoking and stealing.

    Agree/Disagree with her tactics?

    My two brothers and I were quite ornery growing up. We made Eddie Haskell look like the Pope. I remember when I was 10 I got in a fight with my Mom prior to school. When I got home I decided to show her and run away from home. "Running away" meant getting on my bike and going to Grandmas, which was about 20 miles away. And it was on roads that weren't considered safe for such an activity, including a state route and highway.

    Anyway, when I walked in the door at Grandmas, she was looking around waiting to see the rest of the family to come strolling in behind me. When they didn't, and she figured out what I did, she called home. I figured Mom and Dad would be really worried about me, and that is what I wanted.

    When they got there I thought Dad would throw the bike in the back of the car and find some other way to punish me. He instead told me that since I enjoy riding my bike so much to get my @$$ on that bike because I was riding it home! So there I was, and it was now nighttime, riding that bike all the way back home while they were following behind me with the headlights on me.

    I never ran away from home again.
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    Re: Woman in labor ticketed on way to hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Also (can't find a link), but has anyone heard the story of the Ohio woman who just recently made her 12 yr old son stand on the corner with the sign saying "I am a thief and a liar"?

    She acknowledges it was drastic means, and she probably wouldn't take such extreme measures again, but everything else she has tried hasn't worked to stop/correct her son's behavior that included smoking and stealing.

    Agree/Disagree with her tactics?

    My two brothers and I were quite ornery growing up. We made Eddie Haskell look like the Pope. I remember when I was 10 I got in a fight with my Mom prior to school. When I got home I decided to show her and run away from home. "Running away" meant getting on my bike and going to Grandmas, which was about 20 miles away. And it was on roads that weren't considered safe for such an activity, including a state route and highway.

    Anyway, when I walked in the door at Grandmas, she was looking around waiting to see the rest of the family to come strolling in behind me. When they didn't, and she figured out what I did, she called home. I figured Mom and Dad would be really worried about me, and that is what I wanted.

    When they got there I thought Dad would throw the bike in the back of the car and find some other way to punish me. He instead told me that since I enjoy riding my bike so much to get my @$$ on that bike because I was riding it home! So there I was, and it was now nighttime, riding that bike all the way back home while they were following behind me with the headlights on me.

    I never ran away from home again.
    Wow that is a good one!

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    Re: Woman in labor ticketed on way to hospital

    So he was simply driving in in the emergency strip..........yeah, that is pretty ridicilous to be cited for that given the circumstances. The first trooper that stopped them should have escorted them to the hospital if he could have.
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    Re: Woman in labor ticketed on way to hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Also (can't find a link), but has anyone heard the story of the Ohio woman who just recently made her 12 yr old son stand on the corner with the sign saying "I am a thief and a liar"?

    She acknowledges it was drastic means, and she probably wouldn't take such extreme measures again, but everything else she has tried hasn't worked to stop/correct her son's behavior that included smoking and stealing.

    Agree/Disagree with her tactics?

    My two brothers and I were quite ornery growing up. We made Eddie Haskell look like the Pope. I remember when I was 10 I got in a fight with my Mom prior to school. When I got home I decided to show her and run away from home. "Running away" meant getting on my bike and going to Grandmas, which was about 20 miles away. And it was on roads that weren't considered safe for such an activity, including a state route and highway.

    Anyway, when I walked in the door at Grandmas, she was looking around waiting to see the rest of the family to come strolling in behind me. When they didn't, and she figured out what I did, she called home. I figured Mom and Dad would be really worried about me, and that is what I wanted.

    When they got there I thought Dad would throw the bike in the back of the car and find some other way to punish me. He instead told me that since I enjoy riding my bike so much to get my @$$ on that bike because I was riding it home! So there I was, and it was now nighttime, riding that bike all the way back home while they were following behind me with the headlights on me.

    I never ran away from home again.
    I like it. I think that's some tough parenting, but good parenting. We need more people like this.

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    Re: Woman in labor ticketed on way to hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    I like it. I think that's some tough parenting, but good parenting. We need more people like this.
    I agree.

    This past summer my 12 yr old (Samuel) got involved in an incident that was a very educational life lesson. For him, and me especially as a parent (it really showed me a lot about the character of my son). He is a very conscientious kid, very sensitive to others and what is right and wrong.

    We live in the country so there aren't that many kids around for him to play with. So when a couple boys in the area wanted him to run around with them he was excited. This one boy has some problems and is a juvenile delinquent if you ask me. Nothing but trouble. There is a lady in the area that complained about their family dog always running around free all the time. So this boy decided he wanted to get back at her, and thought it would be a good idea to egg her car. My son told them it was wrong, you don't do stuff like that, and initially refused to participate. And of course the other boys laid the "you're a sissy and wimp" trip on him. He still refused to egg her car, but was "egged on" enough to toss an egg in her mailbox. He didn't even throw it, just kinda laid it in there so it only cracked open a bit.

    Anyway, he felt so guilty afterward over what he had done that he went up to their door, knocked, and apologetically told the lady what they had done and how bad he felt. He then helped her to clean up the mess.

    Egg on car is not good. She had to get it repaired. And the other Dads called me, and even though they acknowledged that my son had nothing to do with egging the car, they wanted to know if I would contribute to the repairs ($130/person). I said I would since my son was there, and also since one neighbor, who was a sheriff, said that if the woman had filed a complaint and we had to go to court, all would be held culpable. And these are neighbors, I get along with them, and didn't want to cause hard feelings over $130.

    I didn't punish Samuel other then sitting him down and giving him a good Father-Son talk. The kid's conscience was punishing him enough. He learned from this. I commended him for his post-incident actions; but reminded him that if he had gone with his initial thoughts and not backed down to peer pressure, and simply got out of there, he wouldn't have had to go through any of this. When you know something is wrong, then it's wrong, no matter how much someone else may try to convince you otherwise. Learn from it. Be a leader, not a follower. Because if something like this ever happens again, then he will pay dearly.
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    Re: Woman in labor ticketed on way to hospital

    What an Ahole officer. Should lose their job in my opinion. How could this not be overturned. I don't blame him for asking what she had "under her jacket" though, where I live most women look pregnant anyway.
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