Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Can't Discipline Your Kids? Call the Police.

Seems to be a growing trend....

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO132202/

"Son's Incessant Gaming Leads Mom to Call 9-1-1"

BOSTON -- An overwhelmed Roxbury mother dialed 9-1-1 early Saturday morning because her son would not stop playing video games.

The single mother, 49-year-old Angela Mejia, awoke around 2:30 a.m. Saturday to find the light on in her son’s bedroom. The 14-year-old boy was playing Grand Theft Auto hours after his mother told him to go to sleep.

Mejia then unplugged her son’s PlayStation and dialed 9-1-1. Police managed to convince Mejia’s son to stop playing the game and go to sleep.

Parents around town had plenty to say about Meija’s decision.

“She wanted discipline and she wasn’t getting it. That’s what she needed in the house. Order...she wasn’t getting it. So she called the police. I agree with her,” said Harvey Nicholson, a local parent.

Other parents disagree with her decision.

“I think it was extreme, calling the cops, I wouldn’t have done it. That’s what teenagers do,” said Sophia Lamb, a parent.

The game is rated “M” for mature. Meija said her son received the game as a gift from a friend.

Meija said the police were able to get through to her son. He has apologized and assured her that he will never do this again.



** Is it really that hard to unplug the video game console, and remove it from the room?

1 comment:

A. Hab said...

Seriously. It's called "grounding," folks. Get a backbone and discipline your damn kids yourself!

Also, is this woman's last name Mejia or Meija? There seems to be a tie (unless I miscounted), so I can't quite tell which is the correct spelling. Respect for this copywriter: decreased.