I'm not one to comment on their actions. However, today Lindsay Lohan made the news and her estranged father's comment was shocking. Apparantly, she is struggling with upholding the rules of her probation. She is supposed to remain drug-free and is required to show up for periodic drug testing. Her most recent drug test tested positive for drugs. Here's the shocker. Her estranged father begged the court to send her to drug rehab instead of jail because..."she doesn't know any better." Really? A twenty-something year old young lady bright enough to attend movie auditions, memorize and rehearse her lines and take her million dollar checks to the bank isn't smart enough to know that drugs are addictive or illegal? Or was her estranged father commenting on her knowledge of the court system? Again I say a twenty-something year old young lady bright enough to attend movie auditions, memorize and rehearse her lines and take her million dollar checks to the bank isn't smart enough to ask her attorney to explain the rules of her probation? Or maybe the estranged father is feeling like he's failed her somehow. Maybe he believes "she doesn't know any better" because he didn't take the time to really live life to the fullest with her. I don't have the answer, but it's shocking to me that a father could ever say his child "doesn't know any better" especially when we're talking about an adult. That's what makes us adults, we are supposed to know better.
Now go explain something new to your child. Share an experience with him. Visit with him. Eat dinner with him. Take him to church. Memorize the Ten Commandments. Read the 21 Rules of This House. Please make sure your child knows better.