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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:45 PM

Parents punish daughter by posting this photo on her Facebook wall



After a Wisconsin teen behaved badly, her parents confiscated her phone for a week. Seems like a fair punishment for a girl who supposedly gave her parents grief and talked back, right? But the unnamed parents decided to take the punishment even further. They took a flurry of ridiculous photos of themselves with their daughter’s phone and inundated her Facebook wall with the mortifying images.

The girl’s brother decided that the greater world needed to know about his sister’s situation and shared the story and one of the photos (above) on Reddit.

The brother, who goes by AustinMac on Reddit, wrote:

My parents took away my sisters phone for the week. They’ve uploaded about 10 of these to her facebook. Doing it right!

Reddit users asked what the girl did to deserve this and AustinMac responded, she “got fresh” with my parents.

The Reddit community was overwhelmingly supportive of the parents form of discipline.

“Your parents are AWESOME!!!,” McDonaldstein shared.

http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2012/10/24/parents-punish-daughter-by-posting-this-photo-her-facebook-wall/

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Reply Parents punish daughter by posting this photo on her Facebook wall (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Oct 2012 OP
catbyte Oct 2012 #1
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #6
hamsterjill Oct 2012 #33
oswaldactedalone Oct 2012 #2
lumpy Oct 2012 #18
madaboutharry Oct 2012 #3
hifiguy Oct 2012 #4
Incitatus Oct 2012 #5
Waiting For Everyman Oct 2012 #7
PDJane Oct 2012 #8
BanzaiBonnie Oct 2012 #19
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #24
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #34
MattBaggins Oct 2012 #23
The Wielding Truth Oct 2012 #9
gollygee Oct 2012 #10
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #12
JI7 Oct 2012 #20
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #11
dmr Oct 2012 #13
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #22
MattBaggins Oct 2012 #26
dmr Oct 2012 #27
ieoeja Oct 2012 #32
riderinthestorm Oct 2012 #14
sufrommich Oct 2012 #15
Tierra_y_Libertad Oct 2012 #16
JI7 Oct 2012 #17
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #21
MineralMan Oct 2012 #25
calico1 Oct 2012 #28
AnneD Oct 2012 #31
REP Oct 2012 #29
all american girl Oct 2012 #30

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:47 PM

1. LOL. At least they didn't publish naked baby pictures

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:57 PM

6. Or, shoot up her phone or computer--and post the video.

The friend who said this kid has awesome parents is correct.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:16 PM

33. Exactly.

This is creative and, although the teenager is most likely moritified, she will live through it without any scars, I'm sure.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:48 PM

2. Mom's pretty hot

Dad not so much.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:26 PM

18. Yeah, she has 2 eyes, a nose, a mouth and I assume an ass (beside her)also. Hot stuff!

n

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:49 PM

3. I keep threatening to post a photograph of my son's clothes closet on his FB page.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:51 PM

4. Re: Dad in OP pic

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:51 PM

5. lol nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:58 PM

7. Somehow I don't think this is the way to teach good behavior.

I can see why the daughter has a problem learning that.

It says to me: clueless, immature, and disrespectful. What could go wrong with that?

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:00 PM

8. Thank you.

The parents don't seem to be beyond the teen years themselves.

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:28 PM

19. I reserve the right of parents to be parents

but these people appear to be bullies. Such juvenile behavior reflects badly on their parenting skills.


Yes, the pics are funny. But not as a parenting trick. I'm betting that the daughters behavior exactly reflects their disrespect that they show her.

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Response to BanzaiBonnie (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:33 PM

24. "bullies" oh god. As the parent of two young women, I can always tell which parents think like you.

They're kids are the ones that do whatever they want, disrespect teachers, and think that the world must cater to them and their delicate sensibilities.

What the parents did was hilarious... People need to stop coddling their precious snowflakes and just parent.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:09 PM

34. Socially humiliating their children is NOT good parenting

You want to punish? Keep it inside the home.

While this was friggin' HI-LARIOUS to you, it was a death sentence to the girl's self confidence with her peers. They're probably pointing and laughing at her ALL DAY.

YES, some kids are self-absorbed. And YES, some are not used to being criticized.

But for God's sake, keep it private where they can at least maintain a SEMBLANCE of normality in their everyday lives.

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:32 PM

23. Stupid parents teaching a child not to be stupid by acting stupid

Don't hit people or I'll hit you.
Don't yell and scream at me you little fucker.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:03 PM

9. Pretty background.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:05 PM

10. What is she supposed to learn from this?

I don't get the point. It just seems silly.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:21 PM

12. That her parents are sophomoric idiots?

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Response to gollygee (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:29 PM

20. i think the real punishment was taking away her phone for a week

the son says she got "fresh with their parents". so she probably talked back or got some attitude. nothing too big .

if they did this in response to her doing something like hurting someone else then it would be a problem.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:19 PM

11. That is actually really funny. Of course it says more about them than their daughter though.

And not in a good way. Very sophomoric.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:22 PM

13. One thing I made sure of, and that was to never embarrass my son.

No matter what he did or didn't do, I gave him the same respect that I felt I deserved.

Kids say things they shouldn't, and they make mistakes, but as a parent you have to have their back.

It's a trust factor. That through thick or thin, you are there unconditionally.

Grounding her from her phone was good. Posting on Facebook was cruel. Her brother is a jerk.

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Response to dmr (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:31 PM

22. Parents need to stop trying to hard to be 'friends' with their kids, and be parents. nt

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:35 PM

26. That is the most meaningless saying of the last decade

Means absolutely nothing... Bumper sticker platitude.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:37 PM

27. What does that have to do with what I posted? n/t

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Response to dmr (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:14 PM

32. I could probably only do that if I stopped breathing.


Assuming I did not make a funny looking corpse.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:23 PM

14. My daughter would laugh her ass off. And after the week's "punishment" was up, oh my what fun

she'd have. The photoshops alone would probably make even me giggle if I were those parents.

Pretty stupid lesson. Not sure what the point was but I'll take my laughs today any way I can get em

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:23 PM

15. That is hilarious. I'm sure both the daughter and

her facebook friends got a kick out of it.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:24 PM

16. Oh, the HORROR!!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:26 PM

17. i thought it was going to be pics of the Daughter

maybe with a sign saying she is being punished or something like that.

but i have no problem with this.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:30 PM

21. Lol. That's totally something I would have done! My stepdaughter would agree on that.

And you know what?? She is a 21 year old girl who is thoughtful and kind, and will vote for Obama in two weeks. She tells me that I did something right, and that kind of thing is exactly what I would have done. love it. Better than the guy that shot his daughter's computer.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:33 PM

25. Parents of teenagers exist only to embarrass their children.

It's their only responsibility.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:38 PM

28. One good thing about being a Boomer.

Parents couldn't embarrass you like that. There are so many ways today to mortify your children.

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Response to calico1 (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:13 PM

31. Just breathing...

within 5 feet of your teenager is enough to mortify them.

When my daughter acted like a turkey and misused her electronics, didn't do homework and started down the wrong path, I went all Amish on her. We really laugh about that now but she swears that was the roughest thing I ever did to her. She said she wish I had spanked her and got it over with. There was no electricity, no electronics so homework was done while there was light and since there was nothing else to do-she went to bed. If she was good, I let her read a bit by candle. I told her that she needed to let her natural inner beauty shine through so no makeup, no jewelry, plain clothing, plain hair.

It lasted 2 weeks and I was at the end of my rope with her. It really shocked her and she had lots of time for reflection. I think that was the most desperate I ever got with her. I gave her a compass for Christmas that year-told her I never wanted her to lose her bearings again.

She grew into a great person, but those teen age years were tough.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:52 PM

29. Creative and awesome - no harm done; lesson taught; plus laughs and GOOD memories

I was disciplined with a bamboo switch until my legs bled. I think this is better.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:54 PM

30. To all the people tut-tutting this

if you are a parent of a teenager, have you never "embarrassed" them....I know that I have. A kiss in public, singing in public, linking arms in public....yes, I have gotten in trouble for all of those things, and yes, I did it on purpose. My mom would kiss me on the lips when I was in high school and link arms with me while walking in the mall...I was mortified. I came out OK. I tease my kids....I have to admit, it's hard for my daughter to be too mad at me giving her a hug when her friends do it to me, but she still likes to carry on. My daughter doesn't feel like I'm bullying her and I do back off if she's not in a good mood.

Sometimes having fun with your kids, even while they are in trouble, is not a bad thing. I have a feeling if I did that my kids would laugh their butt off....actually, I know they would, because they are always trying to do stupid things to me

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