Would you ever call the police on your teenage kid if he/she acted up?

I think for young kids just getting started down a path it might be a helpful tactic, but once a kid is in their teens the cops are likely to take any outburst pretty seriously.
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I don't have kids, but I wouldn't call the police unless I needed the police. So that would mean knowing or suspecting that there's a serious crime under way. (You know, not just seeing some teenagers smoking weed or something.) Or at least a ludicrously noisy frat party that's been going on for the last 6 hours and it's 4 in the morning already!
I don't have kids and so have never done it, but I do know someone who did, and it didn't work out well. Once the family was in "the system" it was impossible to get out.
Originally Posted by ninja dog
We have friends who did that and the same thing - it did not have a good result. The daughter told the cops her mother had grabbed her (maybe she did-I do not know) and it went downhill from there.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
This happened in my house when I was 15. My sister got caught with a boy in her room (again), and the situation escalated from there. When things got violent, my mom called the police-- only she ended up getting arrested and nearly lost her job because of it. She was accused of child abuse among other things, because my sister flat out lied and exaggerated in her statement to police. The day I had to interview with CPS was one of the worst days of my life. Once we got passed the preliminary investigation and they determined that my mother wasn't abusing us, my mom and my sister were required to go to counseling and take an anger management class.

So no, I wouldn't call the police unless my life was in danger. Our lives were turned upside down for months while everything got sorted out, and all of our family issues were out for (what felt like) the whole world to see.
I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
If my kids were completely out of control and I felt like they were a threat to me, yes, I would.

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