It's the kind of discussion we like to generate. Yesterday's daily commentary sparked some feedback from a local woman who reads Carnie's Comments online at DiscoverMooseJaw.com.
I shared some of the Facebook discussion after a number of vandals slashed and punctured tires on South Hill - Moose Jaw overnight Sunday. One person suggested the culprits are not likely to be held accountable. She's right.
Well, the reader responded with this: "If we could hold the parents financially responsible, that'd be cool. If you raise someone who is out in the wee hours of the morning doing thousands of dollars of property damage, then you should be held accountable for what your parenting style has created. That might make you a better and more vigilant parent in the future, no?"
She added, "I also believe if your kid is a disruption in school or classroom bully, you should be required to take time off work and go sit in the classroom with them. I feel there'd be a lot less nonsense if parents had no choice but to be actively involved in fixing poor behaviour. You created it, you deal with it!"
I like the way she thinks.