I believe it is forgivable. The only downside is that the teen would have a hard time picking up their teeth with broken fingers.
What is your opinion on hormonal teens striking their parent while throwing a temper tantrum or in the throes of a rage, cardinal sin or forgivable?
We can forgive our kids almost anything, including that. If it happened a second time they'd be looking for a new home.
I would be more in the direction of cardinal sin...if someone in their teens is doing that to their parents, they could do it to anyone.
In other words, the hormonal teen has a powerful, near-adult body now and does not yet have control of his/her emotions. They are a danger to anyone.
It's an episode of concern, and needs to be dealt with as such.
It is forgivable if the teen is remorseful and has no problem accepting their punishment.
If they are not remorseful , then they can start looking for another place to live.
Of course we can forgive .. But we don't forget . As a parent the matter should not be left at just that .. Especially if it escalates or EVER happens again it becomes a problem that needs to be dealt and not just swept under the rug.
Anonymous.......I had to think about this situation for a moment, because growing up my siblings and I was taught to mind our own business and/or speak when spoken too with mildness and deep respect. Now, as a parent I taught all mine, (my child, neices, nephews and their friends) the same way and no matter how hard I tried to think of any reason why a child I gave birth too, took care, made sure they had a decent place to live, food on the table and clothes on their back would raise their voice above a respectful level, raise their hand to strike me and even throw a tantrum. I couldn't!!!!!! Proverbs 22:15 tells parents: "Foolishness is bound up in the heart of boy, But the rod of discipline will remove it far from him." That being said, I would knock them OUT!!!!!!!
I read somewhere that 3% of humans are born either totally broken or at least somewhat injured.
The other 97% (and probably many of the "slightly injured") are pretty much dependent on their parents to guide them with a "strong arm and gentle hand" to overcome their problems.
Seek help if you need to from a professional. Not all of us are born "perfect" parents.
Being a teenager who has done such a thing, I just want you to know that, in a moment of sheer uncontrollable emotion, we can't really help doing or saying things we don't mean. I try my hardest never to physically harm anyone, and if I do, you wouldn't believe how guilty I feel afterward.
It's very forgivable, and if the teenager says they're sorry, no matter the tone, they probably are.
I'm sorry for your situation as well. Good luck. <3