I mean, get the fact that on some anecdotal teen movie level kids will be kids, and with balloon boy, parents will be kids - but again, it's not okay.
It wasn't okay yesterday and it's not okay today. Where is the parenting leadership reaching out to their children to explain to them that setting someone on fire is violent, abusive and wrong?
Where is the parenting leadership reaching out to other parents who decide they need more media coverage instead of being personally responsible for themselves and their families?
Bullying not just a boy sport either. Just search for girl fights on YouTube.
Violence is violence. Abuse is abuse. Exploitation is exploitation.
I understand that these cases are sensationalized in the media, but we need to step up as parents of our children and instill in them that it's not okay, not tell a reporter later in an interview that you had no idea your child was so violent.
Be aware and involved. Be of mindful presence with yourself and your kids. You have the biggest impact on them more than anyone else.
The cloud of domestic violence just gets bigger and bigger...