Authorities reported finding hundreds of prescription-drug pills, several pounds of marijuana and $75,000 in cash at the couple's home as well as ammunition and guns.
The parents are accused of conspiracy to sell cocaine, possession of cocaine for sale, and child endangerment.
I'd say the last offense is the worst. What were they thinking? They obviously didn't care about their child. They sound like irresponsible parents who put themselves first, risk their child's well-being and fail to set a proper example.
In another recent incident early on Sunday in Miami, Florida, five girls between 11 and 17 years are among more than a dozen people who suffered gunshot wounds in a US nightclub shooting.
What were these kids doing out at one o'clock in the morning in a club? How could responsible parents allow this behavior?
A leading clinical and developmental psychologist has separated parenting styles into categories.
Authoritarian parents are the controlling, overly strict and unresponsive parents,
The permissive parents allow their child to do as they please, demanding little.
Authoritative parents are those who are firm, but at the same time warm. They tend to provide their children with options and opportunities, and give them the warmth and emotional stability they need, but they also set clear limits and teach them how to obey rules.
Last, uninvolved parents are the irresponsible and neglectful, who demand nothing because they don't care about their children.
I'm wondering if there have always been bad parents or if our modern indulgences in present-day society have brought out the worst in people.
Sigh! All to no avail. My son could have come under the category of uninvolved before he died. One of my daughters deliberately rebelled against my style of parenting by raising her daughter in a permissive way. Despite that, my granddaughter is a good, responsible person, thank the Lord.
At least I know I did my best.
How about you? Which category do you fall under?