Monday, May 23, 2011

Parent's Rights and Wrongs

Stevie turned toward Jon with a despairing, questioning look. "CSD? A hearing? Possible charges?" she said with voice quavering. "Can they really do this, Jon?" Jon nodded slowly. "The Child Rights Act allows children fourteen and above to leave home if there is evidence of mistreatment. It happens every week at school."

"But that pornography on her computer, it was awful," Stevie argued plaintively. "And I didn't mean to break her monitor, but I had to deal with that... that trash in her E-mail." Jon shrugged to express his helplessness. "It's the law, Stevie. I don't like it, and I don't agree with it, but it's the law. There's nothing I can do."

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