I don't know if it's just me, but I'm not really seeing why this is so bad? The kids learned a lesson hopefully, so did the tool of a parent who should've been charged, and the mom is behaving just like a mom?
This article seemed a lot less biased than most ones I've read...so yeah.
Scarecrow - "old geezers like myself and Starlight"
- "senility prevents me from recognizing anyone except people who owe me money.."
Greylocks - "The heck with 'getting'. I am old."
SF - "Neal! You are the one!"