Mum's 'humiliating' teen punishment sparks uproar

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

A mum has been blasted online after revealing her ‘humiliating’ punishment for her teenage daughter.

The mum, who labelled it ‘tough love’ claims she’s teaching her daughter to not ‘act a fool at school and at home’ by making her sleep on the floor and re-wear the same three outfits for a month.

In the post, which has since been deleted from Facebook, the mum said she has ‘reached her limit’ with her daughter after ‘busting her butt’ to give her everything possible in life.

A mum’s ‘humiliating’ punishment for her teenage daughter has gone viral online. Photo: Facebook

“She will learn to appreciate having a nice cozy bed .. now that she is sleeping on the floor,” the mum started the post.

“She will learn to appreciate the clothes and shoes we have bought her now that I have limited her to 3 pants , 3 tops and 3 undergarments , 1 hoodie and 1 jacket and 2 pairs of shoes.”

“She will learn to appreciate having a washer and dryer …because now she will have to wash those 3day outfits by HAND to re-wear them.

“She will appreciate the fact that she had nice clothes to sport the weekends ..because now she will be wearing her same weekday school uniforms during the weekend .. since that’s part of the wardrobe I allowed her to keep!

“She will appreciate to have had a tv to watch because now she will only have the 4 walls in her room to look at or a book to read.

“She will learn to appreciate family time and miss it now that she will have plenty of time alone to think about her horrible actions!

“She will appreciate the phone she had and we pay for because now she is disconnected from the world. NO SOCIAL MEDIA, NO FRIENDS , NOTHING!”

The mum, who labelled it ‘tough love’ claims she’s teaching her daughter to not ‘act a fool at school and at home’ by making her sleep on the floor and re-wear the same three outfits for a month. Photo: Facebook

The mum went on to say that while teenagers may believe their parents should supply them with everything they need, all she thinks they need is ‘a roof over their head and food’.

‘They take everything for granted and complain about every little dumb crap,” she continued.

“So at this point this punishment is indefinite but at the very minimum a month.

“Best believe she’s going to learn from this one!! #ToughLove”

Needless to say, people had a lot to say about the mum’s punishment in the comment section, with many agreeing with her ‘tough love’ and others calling it ‘psychological abuse’.

“I feel this is extreme. The parents should be trying to get to the root of the issue and why she did whatever it was she did. All this is gonna do is probably send her into a deep depression from isolation and humiliation. It isn’t gonna solve the actual problem just worsen it,” one person said.

“Here’s the big thing: They say “the punishment should always fit the crime.”
There is no clear crime committed here based on the punishment given. Did she…. have too many things?? Spend too much time with her family?? Use her bed too much??,” another person said.

“This is a POWER TRIP. Not a punishment. This isn’t “you used your phone to contact someone you shouldn’t have so I’m taking the phone away” or “you don’t wash your own dishes so you have to wash everyone’s dishes”

“This is “fear me because I will take away everything you have and isolate you from the world. I am your god and you should treat me as such”.”

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