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Cary mom charged with beating girl with mallet

Posted October 4, 2009
Updated October 5, 2009

— A Cary mother is accused of beating her daughter with a rubber mallet early Sunday.

Lisa McGrath, 41, of 101 Hollingsworth Court Apt. F, hit her daughter in the arm, leg and stomach with the mallet, police said. According to the arrest warrant, her daughter is younger than 16.

McGrath was released Sunday from the Wake County Jail after posting a $3,000 bond. Her first court appearance was set for Monday.


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  • Here kitty kitty Oct 5, 2009

    genie2u, I disagree...I taught my kids things like that without popping the hand or bottom. I taught them how to behave in public and got many compliments. Discipline? Start by taking everything out of their rooms THEN send them there. It's not punishment if they have a tv, game, gameboy, dvd player, phone, etc. I took away our teen's car one time and she straightened up. YOU have to be the parent and let them know what you expect.

  • familyfour Oct 5, 2009

    Honestly, now days, the kids can "say" anything they want and social services goes riding out the gate like a lynch mob after the parents. NO justice, no authority for parents any more.

    May be, but look how many live in morbidly heinous conditions, only to go unheard for years and years.

    Parents shouldn't have a problem with being checked into if they are taking care of their children properly....there is nothing to fear.

  • SEOpro Oct 5, 2009

    Honestly, now days, the kids can "say" anything they want and social services goes riding out the gate like a lynch mob after the parents. NO justice, no authority for parents any more.

  • 6079 SMITH W Oct 5, 2009

    I do not believe in beating children, but if you do not start early and teach them that the universe does not revolve around them, then the result is the "teenage toddler".....which in turn leads to the twentysomething toddler. They just don't evolve into mature adults anymore, because no one ever tells them NO! Don't think so? READ THE NEWS! We see things everyday that were unheard of even ten years ago! If 60 is the new 40, then 16 is the new 2.

  • genie2u Oct 5, 2009

    Yes, you have to spank your children sometimes. When they are 2-3 years old and about to run out in the street or touch a hot stove, you cannot REASON with them. YOu pop their hand or bottom. Lord, parents like you that believe all this "new age" mess is why our kids are filling our county jails and do not respect/fear authority. And yes I said FEAR because that has to be at least a small part of it. Fear of what will happen and fear of the consequences.

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  • Seeminglyopposed Oct 5, 2009

    Mallet...no...No discipline...Not an option!!That is the exact reason our prisons are over crowed and the teachers are over worked and recruitment are near zero. The children are out of hand, you have to be kidding and still asleep to say that "time out" works. The older generation were taught respect and self respect and it wasn't to go and sit in a corner, or our parents counted until 3 until we behaved, so get a grip. No child should be abused, but the raising of our children, should be addressed by real parents, but that is the real problem, real parents are very difficult to find these days, they are only having children to get public assistance, IN ALL AREAS, EVEN HERE!

  • Diabolical Oct 5, 2009

    Where did you see that click? Post the link...Interesting. I didn't trust him one bit.

  • clickclackity2 Oct 5, 2009

    Where's the updated story of the dad who took the 12 year old pregnant daughter and 11 year old to Ten? He has now been charged with rape and incest!

  • brewmonkey Oct 5, 2009

    "You dont put your hands on a child, no matter what!" sunflower bubbles

    wow. i've seen a million asinine comments on this site, but that has to take the cake. it's that kind of anything-is-ok attitude that creates the attitude of entitlement that waaaaaay too many kids have today. keep your kids in chapel hill, bubbles, where they can keep living in the fantasy world you've helped create.