Mrs. Jones has a right to speak her mind, especially in her own home. She can't be sued for that,
Au contrare, dear Skeet (the greatest of love and peace to you!). She can be civilly sued... if the parents can show that either they... or their son... suffered "damages." I won't go into the details of how such could come about, but yes, one can be sued for interfering with another's parental rights, if the plaintiff suffered damages.
when will JW parents realize that kids are KIDS.?
I in NO way wish to defend hyper-ultra JW parents, dear one... or any other fanatical type parent. But JWs are only at the tail end of the learning curve at allowing kids to BE kids. Kids being allowed to be kids is a relative new phenomena in our culture, and isn't the case at all in many places around the world.
When I was a kid we worked each summer from about age 10 on. Having summer to "play" was unheard of, except for the well off. You either sold seeds, delivered newspapers, worked in some store, mowed lawns, washed cars, babysat... or something. Not because we were poor (we weren't) but because my parents came from "back east/down south" and weren't having any of that "California laziness" going on in THEIR house.
Also, if you look at the yearbook pix for high schoolers prior to the "generational revolution" of the 1960's, you'd be wont to find a child looking like a child. My parents wore "dress" clothes to school (girls in skirts with their hair "did" and boys with hair properly cut and combed, and sometimes shirts with ties).
Again, I'm not trying to defend JWs in this matter, but super-hyper-ultra religious folks are usually the LAST to "get" what the rest of the world may get. Including that kids only get to be kids for so long and too much deprivation can have long-lasting negative affects.
On the other hand, the rest of the "westernized" world's children are far, far beyond "ours" (meaning, the U.S.) in academics... and, as a result, are taking on the employment world. Leaving "our" children far behind... and very unemployed.
Six in one hand... a half dozen in the other, dear one.
Peace to you!
YOUR servant and a slave of Christ,
SA, whose children starting working at ages 12 and 14, and so had a "edge" on their peers when it was time to get out in the "real" world...