Date: 2019-03-13 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] owlbrigade1
Yep, cardinal error of parenting there. Never lay down a law that the child is determined to disobey. He laid down the law, she disobeyed and called his bluff, now he has nowhere else to go on this. A parent can only really parent, especially when parenting a teen, if they either inspire utter fear or willing obedience. He can't deliver on the fear part, and he's given a command she is not willing to obey. It is going to be a difficult place for her and her family to come back from.

Date: 2019-03-14 12:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
That's a case of "screwed if you do, screwed if you don't" though. I mean, what was the alternative? Just accept that his underaged daughter is going to get herself killed? A compromise can only work so far when she still insists on putting herself in the line of fire.

Mind you, I think she too has a point. She has those powers that can save lives, how can she just do nothing?

But putting his foot down and pray it works is pretty much all he can do.

Date: 2019-03-14 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
Most parents of girls Kamala's age have a certain degree of power: if she were driving to a fight club or something, they could suspend access to the car. That's not really an option here. There's not much they could do to affect her crimefighting career without effectively putting her in even more danger than she already is, and they are too honest with themselves not to know that.

But pretending they're cool with it wouldn't be an option either. Kamala's deference to her parents is stronger than that of a lot of her friends who don't share her faith, and they rolled the dice that it'd be strong enough in this case. It wasn't... though events later in this same issue may have made that a moot point.

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