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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 Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29410 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.

JΔS Georgia 75233 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 31529 posts
22nd Mar '13

lol, this happened north of where I live. I think the girl is just a bratty little b***h & 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 17654 posts
status 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 b***h 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 b***h).

♛Queen Boo♛ 2 kids; United Kingdom 2526 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).