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Parents' punishment for 13 year old. LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
22nd Mar '13

article-2296560-18D01105000005DC-986_634http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/parents-force-girl-to-hold-sign-as-punishment-for-being-disrespectful--tough-love-or-too-much--184517447.html



I just wanted to hear some opinions on this. I believe public humiliation works in some situations for older children, but I'm not sure how I feel about this one considering she had recently lost an uncle and they believed she was acting out because of that. I wouldn't say they're the "worst parents", as many others have, but I think this may be a little too much considering her loss (and they didn't say whether or not they had sought counseling for the girl). Read the article and tell me what you think!

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29604 posts
status 22nd Mar '13

I personally wouldn't do it to my child but I can understand why people do

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
22nd Mar '13

I don't think the death has much to do with it. It was 2 years ago. Yes, of course there are still scars from that, but in no way does that mean the bahavior should be tolerated. I am sure that things have been done to cope with the loss and to try and sway the behavior prior to this attempt.

I am fine with what the parents did.

JΔ$ Georgia 76325 posts
status 22nd Mar '13

For that situation, that's really messed up. When I was 10, I lost my step father and I acted out for YEARS.

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
22nd Mar '13

I think it was harsh, I wouldn't do that to my 13 year old.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31612 posts
22nd Mar '13

lol, this happened north of where I live. I think the girl is just a bratty little bitch & I don't blame her parents at all.

user banned California 8675 posts
22nd Mar '13

Yeah that is too much. I mean what did she really do? I am sure thete are other ways to punish her but that was just to off and humiliating and exposed to pictures been posted on fb or internet. Smh.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
22nd Mar '13

I feel like it's appropriate for some situations.. I know if my mom made me stand on the street corner with a sign announcing something I had done, I probably wouldn't do it again. Some kids are straight up stubborn and grounding them just doesn't work (I know it never worked for me). I'm just not sure how I feel about this situation because, like some said, losing someone can mess someone up for quite some time. But at the same time, she might just be a rotten teenager and using that as her excuse.

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting LayLu:" I feel like it's appropriate for some situations.. I know if my mom made me stand on the street corner ... [snip!] ... mess someone up for quite some time. But at the same time, she might just be a rotten teenager and using that as her excuse."


I think it's appropriate in more important situations. Like the dad who made the girl hold a poster saying she was not a slut and she was going to take off her pictures where the majority of her body is exposed.

user banned California 8675 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" I feel like it's appropriate for some situations.. I know if my mom made me stand on the street corner ... [snip!] ... mess someone up for quite some time. But at the same time, she might just be a rotten teenager and using that as her excuse."</blockquote>




But dont you think.90 minutes is too long?

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18061 posts
22nd Mar '13

I would not and I think public humiliation will cause more problems when the child is an adult.

user banned California 8675 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" I would not and I think public humiliation will cause more problems when the child is an adult. "</blockquote>




True! More harm than good.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting ~GAGA DRAMA~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" I feel like it's appropriate for some situations.. ... [snip!] ... just be a rotten teenager and using that as her excuse."</blockquote> But dont you think.90 minutes is too long?"


Yeah, I guess an hour and a half is a really long time to just stand with a sign hahah. But they didn't really go into much detail about how disrespectful she was being.. I know I was a little bitch as a teenager, I gave my parents' hell, I dunno how my mom dealt with me and I hope to GOD my daughter isn't half as bad as I was (I'm guessing she will be though.. karma's a bitch).

♛Queen Boo♛ 2 kids; United Kingdom 2528 posts
22nd Mar '13

The girl needs some help to deal with the loss, not humiliation like this! I understand this may work in some situations but this just makes me sad.



Clearly they need to look at professional help for her.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting ☮Sugar Magnolia:" I think it's appropriate in more important situations. Like the dad who made the girl hold a poster ... [snip!] ... hold a poster saying she was not a slut and she was going to take off her pictures where the majority of her body is exposed."


Definitely appropriate there. I also saw one where the daughter was holding a sign saying she snuck boys in her room and disrespected her parents' and grandparents' rules.. I think it's appropriate there as well (especially since the girl looked pretty young).