Dad barred from having more children
Wisconsin man behind on child support jailed.
A Wisconsin man has been ordered by a judge to stop having kids as a condition of his parole following an arrest for failure to pay child support.
Corey Curtis, from Racine, Wisconsin, has fathered nine children by six women. He’s behind on child support and related payments by over $90,000 and in jail for failure to make those payments. Recently, he applied for bail, and Judge Tim Boyle put a somewhat poetic condition on his release.
“It’s too bad the court doesn’t have the authority to sterilize,” Boyle said. “Common sense dictates you shouldn’t have kids you can’t afford. I will make that a condition of your probation.”
More from Parenting: 9 unique holiday traditions
It’s an unusual move, but not an illegal one. In 2001, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled “that courts have the ability to put conditions regarding procreation in a probation sentence,” according to WDAF-Kansas.
This isn’t the first time Curtis has been arrested for failure to pay child support. In response to the judge’s ruling, he said, “Judges, they make rulings, they make them kind of hastily. So, if that's what he feels one of my conditions should be then I'm going to abide by it."
More from Parenting: Car seat safety
This isn’t the first time a judge has done this, either. In 2002, Luther Crawford, father of 11 and also behind on child support payments, signed a plea agreement wherein he pledged to avoid “ANY sexual intercourse” for the duration of his parole. A judge later threw the plea deal out, sentencing him to hard time in jail but sparing him the abstinence provision.
What do you think? Are you a single parent with a child-support story to share? Tell us in the comments.
Photo: Romilly Lockyer/Getty Images
More from Parenting:
After-school snack ideas
Search for baby names
Best gifts for kids
News, stories, tips and laughs for moms & dads
Do you have the right mix of moms surrounding you?
It's hard to keep young kids entertained while being confined indoors, but fear not, for we have some fun ideas to keep the entire family from climbing the walls during rainy days.
Back in our day, ending up with the same exact backpack as your BFF was a legitimate back-to-school concern. Nowadays? There are so many options, it's dizzying!
It is a parent’s eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today? And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, give in to our children’s demands for junk food. No more! These school lunch ideas—for everything from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals—will freshen up your daily routine, so much so you may be tempted to make them for yourself.
Whether your kids have recently gone back to school or are preparing to go shortly, it's never too late to start thinking about how we can make this year successful and low-stress, both for our kids and ourselves. With that, here are 6 things parents might want to stop doing this year in order to make it the best one yet...for all of you!
Some families spend their after-dinner time playing card games, watching television, or prepping for the next day. And that is fine and dandy, but be sure to incorporate some new, fun games and activities into your evenings to keep it fresh and exciting during the school year.
Head back to school in style with these fashionable, affordable picks
Helpful tips for easing first day jitters.
Get savvy tips for saving cash on your children's school supplies
There's the list of supplies the school sends you; then there's what your kid really needs. Here's how to get off to a smart start and keep things organized all year.
After a long, fun, and relaxing summer, the thought of going back to school is a harsh one. It's only been three months since you walked the halls of your school, but it might as well have been an eternity because your brain pretty much remembers nothing. From getting lost trying to find your class in Hallway C to trying to figure out which table to eat at for lunch, here are just some of the many first day struggles we've all been through.
It's time to start rifling through bins of composition notebooks, glue sticks and highlighter pens. Your kids are heading back to school! We've rounded up 10 relatively easy DIY ideas from Pinterest to satisfy any crafty (or wannabe) parent. Send your kids off with one of these cute concepts that are sure to deliver lots of 'likes' on your Facebook page.