[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Though her son has been in trouble plenty of times before, Antonia Folsom is now in trouble with the law for having resorted to tough-love for her 13 year-old son who continually broke the rules.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Now, the mom is facing jail and a debate rages on about whether she went too far or not.
When her son arrived late (again) past his 9 o’clock curfew, Folsom had had enough and locked the teenager out of the house, allowing him to sleep on the porch of the Georgia home. The boy’s older brother gave him a blanket and a pillow.
The next morning, when she went to work, she disallowed her older son to let the younger one in the house while she was gone. That’s when the curfew-violator called the police on her.
Folsom was booked for deprivation of a minor, a misdemeanor, and her kids have been taken away and placed in the custody of their grandmother.
Folsom’s sister, Gena Archer, defended the mother, saying,
“When you have one that’s out of control and you’re trying to keep him from getting in trouble with the law or going out and committing a crime or either getting killed, you do everything you can to go out of your way to keep them safe.”
At a time when society reaps the consequences of a generation sheltered from consequences of their actions, it is refreshing to see a mother embrace discipline.
What did Folsom actually do? Force her son to sleep under the stars in late May? Countless teens do this every weekend in America- it’s called camping and it’s never been a crime before.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Further, what remains alarming about this episode is the fact that government appears to be more and more restricting upon parents and seek to serve as the ultimate decider of what is, and is not, acceptable parenting- yet another hallmark of a society that is increasingly more-comfortable with government playing a greater role in everyday life.
Lastly, Folsom’s son should feel ashamed. Not only did he repeatedly disobey his mother, but to call the authorities out of- dare I say it- teenage pissiness strikes me as, perhaps, the most alarming aspect of this event.
Is government supposed to serve as the remedy to every conceivable problem? If one doesn’t like how he’s being treated by his mother, is this a problem for the police? What’s next? A 5 year-old doesn’t want to clean his room, so he calls the 5-0?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]