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Is There a Point When You'd Turn Your Back on Your Child?

Is There a Point When You'd Turn Your Back on Your Child?

Cindy Anthony, the same woman who reported her granddaughter, Caylee, missing, is standing behind her daughter, Casey Anthony, 22, who has been indicted for murdering the two-year-old girl. After telling police that Casey's car smelled like something had died in it, the grandmother is now saying she believes the child is alive. What would you do if you were in this position?

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roxtarchic roxtarchic 8 years
i couldnt agree more w/desperate d or greggie either.
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
By protecting Casey, she is doing little Caylee an injustice. And, Greggie, I couldn't agree more with what you said.
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
By protecting Casey, she is doing little Caylee an injustice.And, Greggie, I couldn't agree more with what you said.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I don't think I'd have much trouble sending even my own child to prison if they'd murdered my toddler grandchild in cold blood.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
you know, considering what happens in prison i don't think i could do anything that would help send my child away EVEN if i knew they were guilty. this poor grandmother lost a granddaughter and now her choice is to help send her daughter away and do the "right" thing, or try and keep her child out of harms way. horrible choices!
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 8 years
there comes a time when even a parent has to turn their back. Enabling doesn't help anyone. It is tough love. It doesn't mean you don't love your child, but in this case it should have been done long ago.
phatE phatE 8 years
sometimes love is shown more through the truth than in covering for them..
gigimama gigimama 8 years
Admitting your child committed a horrible crime doesn't mean you've turned your back on him or her. It's admitting truth. It's holding the child accountable for their actions. If I thought one of my kids had committed a serious crime, I'd turn him or her in. It would probably be almost as painful as if they died, but I'd do it BECAUSE I love them. It's unconditional.
gigimama gigimama 8 years
Admitting your child committed a horrible crime doesn't mean you've turned your back on him or her. It's admitting truth. It's holding the child accountable for their actions. If I thought one of my kids had committed a serious crime, I'd turn him or her in. It would probably be almost as painful as if they died, but I'd do it BECAUSE I love them. It's unconditional.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
i would support my child and hope that they fess up to their wrong doings, and if they don't do it willingly then i will as much as it will hurt to do it but the person my child killed or hurt needs justice, in this case caylee needs justice as madeline does
jessie jessie 8 years
you know....i can't honestly say....i do know...no matter what my child may do...no matter how horrible...i will always love them....BUT.....if i knew something..i would tell.....would i purposely rat my child out if i knew something....yes..i would. they need to be held accountable for their actions...thats part of being a adult
graylen graylen 8 years
Interesting as well because I believe her father testified against her. I think it's being a good parent. Even though you love your child to the ends of the world, if they committed murder and you know about it, you should tell.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I agree with stephley.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I agree with stephley.
stephley stephley 8 years
I don't think it's turning your back on your child to admit that you believe they did something terribly wrong. I can't imagine being in the position this family is, but I would hope that I could support my child and the law appropriately.
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