There've been times when I've had the urge to use a taser on my son. Oh, have there.
Like last night when I told him to go to his room after he batted his sister in the head with a light saber and he matter-of-factly said, "No. No, thank you, not happening," cloaked in that irritating 6-year old attitude of his ...
But I can't imagine I would ever really do that ... or even ask a police officer to!
An Arkansas mom did! Last week, on Veteran's Day, she called police after her 10-year old daughter refused to take a shower. She gave the responding officer permission to "tase" the unruly girl if necessary, according to a report in the Huffington Post.
The officer did tase the 10-year old girl -- a quick pop on her back -- but only after the girl kicked him in the groin when he tried to take her into custody.
Now the cop is in big trouble, not for tasing the girl but for not having a video camera attached to the taser when he did it. Some departmental rule, I guess, but perhaps it happened so fast he didn't have time. Now he's suspended for seven days without pay.
Police say tasers are a safe way to subdue people who are a danger to themselves or others. Would you ever give permission to use a taser on your child if they were a real danger?
Written by Cynthia Dermody for CafeMom's Big Kid Buzz