Strained Relations

Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens

Barry Bonds’ Son & Restraining Order

Posted by Marcia on January 15, 2010

An article in the local paper caught my eye a month ago. Nikolai Bonds, Barry Bonds’ 20-year-old son, “was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and other crimes at the home of his mother, Sun Bonds.” During their argument, he allegedly threw a door knob at his mother and caused around $400 worth of damages. He also allegedly spit in her face, blocked her from leaving, and threatened an officer. He was released after posting $50,000 bail.

The court granted a restraining order, barring him from contacting his mother or coming within 100 yards of her.

I can’t imagine what was going on in that household that precipitated all of this, but if it all happened as charged, it must have been pretty scary. It’s got to be horrible to have to get a restraining order against your own child, but sometimes you have to protect yourself against your child.

3 Responses to “Barry Bonds’ Son & Restraining Order”

  1. Fran Harris said

    Hi Marcia,
    Thanks for posting the link to the article about Barry Bonds son. It’s amazing that family relations can lead to the violence between child and parent.

    While I’m not a parent, I think it’s the duty of every adult to be aware of such situations and perhaps even help to mitigate them when the opportunity presents itself.

    Thanks for the posting,
    Fran Harris

    • Marcia said

      Thanks for writing, Fran.

      Even when others can’t help, it’s interesting to have some insight into the multiple factors in these relationships.

      Violence in the family is terrifying and the abuse can be physical, verbal or emotional, or any combination thereof. I think it’s important to consider that whatever people may present to the outside world doesn’t necessarily represent how the family really functions.


  2. […] by Marcia on June 18, 2010 I previously wrote about Barry Bonds’ son, Nikolai. This 20-year-old pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges […]

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