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Mom Sells Rule-Breaking Son's Car

Original post made by Karen, Vintage Hills, on Jan 9, 2008

Thought some parents may be interested...

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 9, 2008 at 1:24 pm

I saw that too and thought it was funny. I'll never understand though why the lady bought a car for her son in the first place.


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jan 9, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Certainly a good example of "Tough Love". Some may consider her actions extreme but perhaps her story will inspire others to take similar actions, if necessary, to prevent a needless tragedy from occurring.


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Posted by aaron
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:08 pm

if she bought it for him, she has every right to sell it. sorry kid. we all did the same growing up but, if he didn't purchase it with his own money it is never really his


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Posted by dumb
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 14, 2008 at 12:42 pm

That kid is dumb to just let his mom take his car and snoop through it and if he was a smart he wouldnt leave it in his car this is all the kids fault for not being a good teenage kid hahaha. as for the mom why buy it in the 1st place for him?


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Posted by Jim
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Jan 29, 2008 at 9:21 am

Stacey you probably dont have children, as parents you do things for them to get ahead in life while setting limits and goals. This mom did the right thing in buying and selling the car.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 29, 2008 at 11:10 am

So how does buying a car for a teen help them get ahead in life? Did your parents buy a car for you?


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Posted by Old 64 year old
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm

I anxiously await to hear how buying a car for a kid (16-18 year old) gets them ahead in life........ I admit I am never too old to learn from those who are so wise with experience to share.


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 30, 2008 at 6:00 am

I too would like to know how buying a kid a car gets them ahead in life. My first job was local and I WALKED to it. My second job was two towns over and I HAD to use the money earned while working the first job to buy my first car. My parents covered insurance only. The car, gas and maintenance was on me.

Today's kids are spoiled rotten -- and it shows in ways too numerous to mention.


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Posted by matthew
a resident of Happy Valley
on Aug 27, 2008 at 3:46 pm

it gives them freedom and mobility which helps for research, work, ect. ect. i bought my first car at 18 myself. taught me more of the value of a dollar and responsibility than my friends who were riding their BMW'S