When your child becomes an adult....

Ok, I am searching for baby news but these articles are hitting a core in me. Legally, a child becomes an adult at 18 in most places, however, they still cannot drink. Here in Illinois our 17 year old is not yet an adult but could have sex if she wanted to, did not require our signature on her passport so she's half-adult, I guess.

This article is a case when a parent has to let go and let their adult child learn from their mistakes. What I do not understand is why Bieber is not learning from his mistakes? I get the stress and the paparazzi are so annoying it probably makes celebrities a lot more edgy than usual.

Will Bieber's PR and legal team get him off again? As a parent would you want them to do that, in all honesty? I know part of me would but I sure hope the other part would win out and allow him to suffer from the consequences of his behavior, if it is all that is being portrayed by the media.


8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    In my opinion (and what I saw with my friends), kids with families (or in his case, him) with more money just payed the fines and didn't care. Kids that got in trouble and didn't have the ability to just pay the fines had to work off the debt. They need a consequence other than just a monetary fine with no way to get out of it.
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