Legal Liability 0f Parents Parents should and should not be held legally responsible for their children’s actions. Parents who are incompetent and parents who are in the system themselves should be held responsible for their children’s actions. Parents who are handicapped and parents who are competent should not be held responsible for their children’s actions. Parents that do not rear their children should be held responsible. There are parents who do not care what the child does as long as they are not in there way.
In these circumstances, a child who has a permissive parent might begin to believe that their parent has no intention of bonding with them and doesn't care about what they do. Another component of permissive parenting is when there are no rules according to a parent. The long-lasting effect of a “free rule zone” can be misleading to a child because it gives them the idea that a parent has zero control in the relationship and will cause them to rebel against everybody. When a child perceives that a parent has zero control they begin to disrespect their parents, act like they're in control, or do whatever they
Parents don’t respond to any of the child’s behavior, whether it’s emotional, physical, or just no involvement. The most damaging area is no communication between parents and the child. No communication can cause many problems in the behavior in children later in life, especially in the developing relationship. Permissive parenting is another harmful style. The parents are involved in their children’s life, but don’t punish or discipline them.
There was no evidence that Joshua father was abusing him only speculations. The Court explained that “while the state may have been aware of the dangers Joshua faced it plays no part in their creation, nor did it do anything to render him any more vulnerable to them” ( Smithburn 471). Therefore, everything that happen to Joshua they could not be held accountable for. However, in the Nicini v. Morra the state had the right to intervene because Anthony was in the foster care system which is state regulated. I think that It was unfair for Joshua just because of an agreement between the family and the state.
However, neglects are difficult to find from outside because the home is really closure. For instance, we cannot see that parents do not give any meals. Thus, even though how much people and agencies outside try to address and investigate, it does not direct way to address and prevent the issues. As mentioned above, poverty, isolation and other factors are causes of child abuse, we should address the main causes to truly prevent and remove child abuse. The most adequate countermeasure is to make society with parents with money, time and emotional to spare.
For the soul to follow these archetypes of mythical figures, it must allow itself to accept the negative and positive traits each figure encompass. The soul must be unbiased. For example, Hillman detests the fantasies of personal growth and “he does not see the child as a phase we grow out of, or as a shadowless source of creativity” (194). The abandoned child archetype is not a figure that is in trouble due to the negativity portrayal of family abandonment, but is in the focus of soul searching for identity. Hillman further insists that although the senex (paternal figure) falls into the category of authoritarian figure, it does not take away the impact the myth made about the figure.
[The Article, “Should It Be More Difficult To Get A Divorce”] states that no person should be enforced to make life decisions based on what others might think what is best to do. Kids age up healthy with both parents at their side, in spite of this they do better with ones that are not strained to act a fake play. Obligation will never exist as an answer if it was not from within, rather than that one should not make haste into making a decision then recognize it as a burden. It has been said that divorce is hard to attain nowadays due to the excessive liabilities that comes with bigger responsibility. Such catastrophe leads to the idea of having to revise the decision of marriage in order to secure the future of the coming generations.
Parents could do whatever they wanted to their children and society would not intervene. Children were believed to be immature to know what was good for them and could not make decisions for themselves. This principle of parental control over their children became known as parental autonomy. Parental autonomy is the right of parents to raise their children in whatever way they see fit. It means that parents can make any decisions regarding the welfare of their children without any interference from other people or the State.
This type of philosophy is based on the Endowment Thesis that states “Nothing has meaning unless it is endowed with meaning (purpose, value, or importance) by an intelligent agent” but Morris challenges that thesis by applying it to the overall phenomenon of our lives. He suggests that we can not apply this do birth, suffering, death and other features of his life because he cannot endow something he does not have control over. An extended example he uses is how he could not choose factors that shaped his personality and his life. He speaks of how he could not choose what neighborhood he grew up in. That he has not selection over teachers that would influence him and the people he would meet are beyond his control.
However, I would argue that it is not our responsibility to report the mother because we are not involved and not affected by her act of stealing. If that struggling mother wants to steal in order to feed her family, she may do so in my eyes because I am not promoting or prohibiting any of her actions. I may be bystander and witness of the crime but honestly, I could care less because my own self-interest is not harmed in any way. I believe that the reason for this is because we are all hardwired at birth to act in our own self-interest. That is the whole concept of psychological egoism, that everything we do is always meant to benefit ourselves in the end result.