Miriam Rebolledo a Miami mother defends placing her six year old son’s hand on stove, claiming she was only trying to correct her son’s violent tendencies.
Since abusing her son, whom the mother also accused of being an ‘animal killer,’ the child was taken away from Rebolledo and placed into foster care. The parent has since insisted she ‘did nothing wrong’ and isn’t a ‘bad mother.’
Told the Colombian born native during a Friday press statements upon making bail, ‘My son is so rebellious that he got to the point to kill an animal.’
Adding, ‘What am I supposed to do?’
Continued the mother, ‘All the news every day, you see young people – 12, 13, 14 years old – they end up in schools with guns, and in this country it’s so easy to get guns.
‘You want my son to grow up to be a bully who beats up on kids?
‘And he isn’t just going after boys, he bullied a girl.’
Miriam Rebolledo Miami mother: Perhaps I ought to reconsider the notion of disciplining?
‘You have the cutest son. I met him this morning,’ Miami-Dade County Judge Ariana Fajardo Orshan said.
She admonished Rebolledo for her ‘brutal’ parenting techniques, telling her: ‘Maybe in Colombia it’s okay to take a child’s put their burning hand on the stove.
‘In the United States it’s not, that’s not proper parenting. That is never a proper way to discipline a child.’
Rebolledo told police earlier choosing to harm the child after being told by one of his teachers that he had hit another student.
She said she could not think of any other way to get through to him, with the mother telling he judge, that she was, ‘compelled to use a more extreme form of punishment to teach the child a lesson.’
‘The defendant stated she could not take it anymore, and had to use a more extreme form of punishment to teach the child a lesson,’ a police report obtained by NBC Miami reads.
It is not clear how serious the boy’s injuries are or who alerted police.
Rebolledo is awaiting her next court date on bail noted WFLA.
What do you think, is love and understanding and compassion a more proactive way to help a child address anti social behavior (never mind a parent’s own actions- ‘monkey see, monkey do,’) or should we be surprised if a child ends up growing up being the ultimate anti social being if one imparts the idea violence begets violence….?