Re: Child Rearing

Harvey Newstrom (
Tue, 30 Dec 1997 10:12:25 -0500

Rick Rossi wrote:
> True story this week from Florida: 7 yr. old boy throws tantrum for not
> getting his own way, kicks cat in head on way to room. Cat lays there
> almost dead. Boy gets 10 smacks on bottom with belt from father, leaves
> temporary marks. Boy goes to school, complains his bottom hurts, teacher
> examines, sees marks, father gets arrested for child abuse and gets 24 hours
> in jail, court appearance and fine.

Maybe a human boy is worth more than a cat. Maybe light abuse on a
human is worse than severe abuse on a cat. Maybe the smacks were overly
severe if the boy was still complaining of pain later at school. Maybe
the marks weren't so temporary if school officials thought the marks
were severe enough to call the police, the police thought the marks were
severe enough to arrest the man, and a judge thought the marks were
severe enough to find him guilty and issue a fine in a court of law. Do
you have any information concerning this case that would indicate that
all these people misrepresented or misinterpretted the marks on the body
of the 7 year old boy?

And what does any of this have to do with Extropins?

Harvey Newstrom  (