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Parent gets schooled by cop for asking if they can get their kid arrested for skipping school

One parent decided that they needed to bring in the big guns to get their child to go to school and turned to Quora to ask netizens to chime in on whether their plan was feasible.

Parent gets schooled by cop for asking if they can get their kid arrested for skipping school
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Okay, parenting is hard work. Very hard work. It takes up a lot of your time and patience and sometimes even make you wonder what you were smoking when you decided having a kid would be a good idea. How can one tiny human who can barely tie their own shoelaces produce so much noise and know exactly which buttons to push to drive you to the edge of your sanity? Of course, it only gets worse before it gets better and with a hormonal cocktail hitting them like a truck in their teens, it becomes practically impossible to live under the same roof.

And like they say, it takes a village to raise a child and a bit of help when dealing with these young monsters is always welcome. Be it from their grandparents, godparents, friends, or sitters, sometimes you just need a break and no one can blame you for it. However, one parent decided that they needed to bring in the big guns to get their child to go to school and turned to the American question-and-answer website Quora to ask netizens to chime in on whether their plan was feasible. Their question? "Can I call the police if my child refuses to go to school?"

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Luckily, their question caught the eye of an expert in the subject of law enforcement, who with 30 years of experience in the field, gave their 2 cents on the matter. Responding to the question, Quora user David Cimperman Jr. wrote, "You can. But I can tell you as a 30-year cop. We absolutely hate when parents who are unable to handle simple everyday problems, call us to raise their kids. Sounds brutal. But it's a fact. Your inability to raise a child, always turns into a problem for law enforcement, in 1 form or another."

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He continued, "Short example. My son puts on his seatbelt, ALWAYS. Why? Because when he was a baby, he was in a car seat, as he got older, he was belted in. NEVER an exception. Additionally, he NEVER saw me drive without a seat belt. He grew up knowing that it was expected, and nothing else was acceptable. So, every time I hear a driver complain about getting a ticket for their toddler or pre-teen not wearing a seatbelt, I look at the parent, not the child, as the cause."

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"In simple terms, your children do what YOU allow them to do. If you allow certain conduct as a baby or child, then you will see that conduct as a teen or young adult. PERIOD! Parenting is hard. It takes a great deal of effort in the early years. The payoff is little effort as they grow older. Typical troubled teens have parents who paid little attention, or took the easy way out and let the kids do whatever they wanted in the early years, and then tried to do the right thing as the child got older. TOO LATE!"

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"Surely someone will complain about my answer trying to say I'm wrong because they did try or not all kids are like mine etc, etc. Sure. 1 in a million may be just bad... But, if your kid’s in trouble, look in the mirror and be a parent your kids need you to be," he concluded.

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