Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Old School

As a "Tiger Dad", I try to find something in the NY Times for my son to read each day.  This entry caught my eye.   What lessons will my son learn from this article?  As a believer in "credible threats", I view Mr. Briles as quite "old school".

"A Southern California man was arrested Sunday after he threw his crying 7-year-old son off a sightseeing cruise boat during an argument that shocked passengers on the boat, the authorities said. Sloan Briles, 35, was arrested for investigation of child endangerment and resisting arrest, said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The police said Mr. Briles, his girlfriend and his two sons from a previous marriage went on an afternoon cruise around Newport Harbor on a boat carrying 85 people. Mr. Briles argued with the girlfriend and then with his 7-year-old son before throwing the boy over, the police said. The boy was rescued by another boater, and the father also jumped in to save him. The boy and his brother were returned to their mother’s care. Mr. Briles was released Monday."