If this was your kid how would you handle it?

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    If more kids took an active interest and had the same comments this world would be a lot better off.

    If he was my kid I would be proud of his social activism yet disappointed in his not finishing school. But he can finish school later so I would be supportive. (And yes, I would be supportive if he was attending Tea Parties as well.)

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    I'd call him a fucking idiot.

    But I'd still love him.
     
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    I'd still love him but I would let him experience the consequences of his own actions. That credit card would be immediately cancelled. All payments to the school would stop. I would never support a child engaged in self-destructive activities.
     
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    Indeed. Like I told my kids, "I'll always love you, but not always the things you choose to do." One could easily use 'support' in place of 'love.'
     
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    i would beat him like a rented mule...

    all he had to do was make like et and phone home
     
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    For the signatures my first reaction would be to put a boot in his dumb ass.

    For wanting to find out about the truth about OWS I would grant him leeway. I would also ask him what he learned.

    If he said that violence and protesting is cool I'd put a boot in his ass.

    If he said that those people are crazy I'd let him drive my truck for a month.
     
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    I would scold him for not notifying me of his location.
     
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    He was reported "missing" and did not tell anyone where he was headed. That is unforgivable. His tuition was paid and now has been forfeited. That is unforgivable. Maybe this kid should consider caring about those closest to him as well as the "oppressed".

    My son took a semester off to work with orphans in Uganda. I was not happy about it initially, but we worked it out as a family. That kid sounds more selfish than charitable to me.
     
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    My response to that would be "No work, quit school? there's the fuckin' door".
     
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    I'm sort of amazed my kid hasn't ALREADY done that.

    I think that year or two after HS, while he was struggling to find a job that didn't suck, served him well.
     

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