Mom Uses Social Media to Embarrass and Punish Daughter
13-year-old Ava was being disrespectful to her mom, Denise Abbott. She in turn decided to use social media to turn back the tables and punish her daughter.
“I do not know how to keep my [mouth shut]. I am no longer allowed on Facebook or my phone. Please ask why,” the angry mom wrote on her daughter’s Facebook page. She also posted a Facebook photo with a red “X” mark across her mouth.
“I decided to do something that I know would totally impact her, and that the next time she started that, she’d think ‘I don’t want my face all over Facebook again with a red ‘X’ over my mouth,’” Abbott rationalized.
“You have to adapt your parenting skills with the times,” she also added.
While some people applaud her actions, a few others reject public humiliation as a parenting tactic. “Facebook is a social media site for people to interact. NOT a place where you can humiliate your child,” a blogger commented.
This publicized parenting incident is reminiscent of Tommy Jones, the angry dad who shot his daughter’s laptop in a Youtube video that went viral online.
Thankfully, the teen took the high road in an email to NBC, “I feel like I deserved it because I was mean to my mom and spoke disrespectful to her in front of my friends.”