Local police respond every day to heated and unusual situations. The following is one item pulled from the daily police blotter. SANDUSKY POLICE TUESDAY, NOV. 1 11:18 p.m. - 700 block Walnut Ridge Lane, 15-year-old boy threatened suicide after parents took video game system and cellphone away, situation started when boy refused to clean his room. For the full daily police blotter from agencies across the area, pick up the Register or check out the e-paper.



Obviously this kid needs more than a talking to, he needs a real dose of reality (not the kind on TV either). 

Where do these kids get the idea that they can threaten this stuff and get away with it?  From TV shows: reality and otherwise. 

Maybe parents should start monitoring what kids watch, limit game times, cell phone use and demand more work out of these kids. 

Threatening suicide is a cry for help.  The next talk he has should be with a mental health professional.  If he doesn't really need that , maybe it will scare him enough that he will realize even threatening suicide is a serious business and will never do it again. 

Besides that,kiddo, clean your room. They are the parents, you the kid.  They make the rules, you obey them.  End of story. 

When parents have to resort to calling the cops to control a child they have a serious problem.  I would have let them take him to One South at Firelands for a Psych eval right then and there!  And when he got out, things would really change.  No cell phone, games and that room would be cleaned PRONTO. 

Sorry, no kid of mine ran the household.  I did


I am surprised that he didn't threaten to call the cops.  I have seen/heard of that too.  Mommy took my cellphone so I called the cops.  Most kids today do NOT have respect for anyone or anything.  The more I see and meet kids, the more I see how this whole generation has an "entitlement" flaw.   They seem to think that they are entitled to a phone, to a car, to a game system, 200$ jeans, etc.  They have no respect for themselves or each other.  This whole "all about me" mentality is spreading like wild fire with no end in sight.  If I had spoke to my mother the way some of these kids speak to their mothers I would have been backhanded, right there in public in the store where stood.  Kids need love, support, DISCIPLINE, respect, responsiblity.  It all starts at HOME.  You are the PARENT not their friend.

Phil Packer

I've always thought that kids learn by example. The example being, adults.