Originally Posted by Kafue
NYCAP, I do agree with you in much of what you say......however, trying to stop a 16 year old from doing what they want can be very difficult. OK, you will now say stop the funds, this could be the worst thing to do. They take revenge in the cruelist of ways, ie by doing things that really scare the cr*p out of you.
I do not like the attitude of the parents, having listened to their interview this evening in Aus. The thought that all this effort & dollars & worst of all, risk of life to the rescuers is being spent on a 16y.o is not right. But what will stop this happening is NOT the parents. It is the culture that buys the story, gives the attention and craves any form of media, good or bad.
You cannot shame anyone anymore.
So, adding another rule/law/policeman to the long list of life won't change a thing for these guys, just those who give a dmn.
If her face was not getting published at all, she would stay home, IMO.
I completely disagree with your first point. We raised 2 in a community where their friends had far more than they did and NO is indeed an answer that parents have to give.
Dad, can you buy me a new car? No
Dad, can I go to Atlantic City with Mary and Jane? No
Dad, can you buy me a that pair of jeans for $200? No
Dad, can I sail around the world? NO NO NO
This is about her parents wanting her to do it.