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Wondering if this could ever be justified

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springiscomingnow Sun 24-Mar-19 07:50:41

Screaming at a teenager and dragging her into a place (she didn’t want to go to) by her hair (the teens mother) with some kicks and punches.

SexNotJenga Sun 24-Mar-19 07:52:10

I can't think of a situation where that would be the best thing to do, no.

madeyemoodysmum Sun 24-Mar-19 08:08:35

Dragging her by hair is awful

Icarushasfoundyou Sun 24-Mar-19 08:51:40

Maybe if it was to save her from death or serious injury? Doubt that's likely though.

LL83 Sun 24-Mar-19 08:53:22

Really??? You have to ask this here? Just get on with whatever the story is you want to tell. Ffs.

Bluntness100 Sun 24-Mar-19 08:56:13

Why would you need to ask if physically assaulting someone was ok? How do you not know the answer to this?

thedisorganisedmum Sun 24-Mar-19 08:58:20

to a police station or psychiatric facility after the mother discovered the secret basement full of left over tortured bodies?

AguerosAngel Sun 24-Mar-19 08:58:55

If you really have to ask then you have some serious issues! hmm

Bringbackthestripes Sun 24-Mar-19 08:59:15

Nope. Not ever. Can’t believe you need to ask if this is justifiable.

HarrysOwl Sun 24-Mar-19 08:59:16

Why would you need to ask if physically assaulting someone was ok?

This!

NameChangex3 Sun 24-Mar-19 09:00:07

My mum did that to me once - I'd slammed my bedroom door in her face.

springiscomingnow Sun 24-Mar-19 09:07:27

I know, but when you grow up with it it is different, somehow. I know it's stupid. Sorry.

thedisorganisedmum Sun 24-Mar-19 09:12:38

There are plenty of valid reasons why a parent can reasonably drag a trouble teen somewhere.
Usually not by the hair, and definitively without any punch or kick!

Eliza9917 Sun 24-Mar-19 09:23:28

What's the full story?

spaniorita Sun 24-Mar-19 09:24:40

Absolutely fucking not.

CherryPavlova Sun 24-Mar-19 09:29:07

By the hair unlikely to be ideal. Unless they were attacking a much smaller child or similar.

Dragging out of bed? Into school? Off a roof? Possibly. Teenagers can try the patience of a saint sometimes. Adults need to maintain authority with some teenagers sometimes but violence per se is not generally the answer. It needs to be firm, clear handling outweighed by positive reinforcement of their good behaviours.

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