Mondays with ME (11/7/11): Discipline vs Abuse
Our Health, Safety, and Nutrition class is currently studying child abuse and neglect. A recent viral video has a Texas judge/father in hot water. Recorded back in 2004, it shows William Adams hitting his then 16-year-old daughter, Hillary, repeatedly with a belt. The disturbing video has raised a lot of questions, including what is the line between punishment and abuse.
View it HERE (not suitable for younger viewers).
Today’s Mom Enough post will cover the Kare11 panel discussion from Fri, Nov. 4th. Family psychologist Dr. Marti Erickson and family law attorney Jonathan Fogel weighed in. View below.
CASE UPDATE: Judge William Adams, who presides over child abuse cases, is still being investigated by the state’s judicial conduct commission and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, which on Thursday requested that he be removed from its cases until the investigation concludes.