Are parents responsible for their child's actions?? It seems as if this is a questions that has puzzled so many over the years. Just when it seems when we have finally found the solution.......we STILL have a lot to learn. In my neighborhood, it seems as if the parents and family members are just like the children. Thus, the children become just like them. But in every neighborhood and origin there seems to be different senarios. Some children are nothing like their parents, some are the exact twin, and others just fall in between. I found this so quizzing. Michelle is a 16 year old preacher's daughter. She portrays the perfect image while in front of her parents. She's never missed a church service in all her life, even if she was sick. However, Monday through Saturday, she's a totally different person. She skips school. Comes back to the teacher's class making up lies saying she got to school late so her parent wouldn't see the effect on her report card. She's been with every guy and two girls in her neighborood. Are her parents responsible for this???? Marcus is the neighborhood thug. He lives in the projects. He never hides his actions. He acts the SAME even around his mother. He does every thing to be the most popular. He killed a number of fellas and even sexed most of the girls ( subtract the ugly ones). His mother prays for him every day. She gave him all the attention that any little boy could ask for. She gave him all the education that she knew. In fact he was the top of his class all the way to the 7th grade. Does her actions reflect on him??? Nicole joined a gang at age 12. She easily became the neighborhood thief. If your property has ever been stolen, check in her house. Her mother and father were both lawyers. Why would she need to steal? They wondered where all the merchandise was coming from. They thought she had gotten it from a friend or relative. They never had a clue. They didn't even know where she got the skills from until they caught her one Sunday. Are they the one to blame?? Is a parent the one to blame when a child bites a teacher? Are they the ones responsible when a child curses and they never curse at or in front of their child?? Is a mother / father to blame is the child turns out to be a murderer? Are they the ones to blame is the child never amounts to nothing at all?? If not, who's to blame??