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Mom And Grandma Nail This Parenting Thing After Their Teen Gets Busted For Attempted Robbery

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Mom And Grandma Nail This Parenting Thing After Their Teen Gets Busted For Attempted Robbery  Screen Shot 2014 05 21 at 6 08 24 AM 280x139 pngSometimes you see parents who are absolutely nailing this whole parenting thing and you want to collectively high-five them and take them out to dinner and have them teach you their tough love ways. Such is the case with two women in Houston who found out their 16-year-old teen had been nabbed in a suspected robbery at gunpoint near a gas station.

The teen probably assumed he was in big trouble when he was put in the back of a police car, but he probably wasn’t prepared for being publicly scolded by both his mom and his grandma. You can watch the video here, and ABC13 has some of the quotes from the confrontation:

“People work too hard for their stuff and somebody is going to shoot you,” Deandra said. “I don’t want to see that, I don’t want to see that. I want for the best, and if this is what it takes for him to get help, let him get some help.”

As for his grandmother, she too wants him to stay out of trouble and suggests he stay in school.

“Take your butt to school and this wouldn’t happen, would it,” his grandma said.

 

Mom and grandma should be commended, and I think all too often we see parents who believe their special snowflakes are just acting out and would either make excuses for them or else cover for them if they were suspected of a crime. The mom Deandra was the person who turned her own son in, and she originally thought due to the nice clothes he had on that he was looking for a summer job.

I don’t know about you, but growing up I was mostly terrified of my elders, and all my mom or dad had to do was give me the look and I knew that I was about to be in big trouble. I love these women. We need more parents like them. I hope if my own dumb teenager ever did anything like this I would show the same sort of parenting skills these matriarchs did.

(Image: ABC13video)

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