Many times as a parent, we’re faced with the situation in which we have to punish our kids for doing the wrong thing. No matter how “well” we think we parent our children, outside influences can often be stronger than the values we try to instill in them. And, when we’re faced with how we want to punish them, we want to figure out a way to be effective, but not too harsh.
Obviously, most moms know that no matter what we do, someone will always judge us. When we decide to raise our kids in a certain way, someone will always have something to say to us—especially when it comes to punishments and grounding. It’s nothing new, but it’s definitely annoying. One mom on Facebook—Amanda Mithcell—shared the punishment she thought would be effective for her daughter after finding out that she was bullying another student in school. She explained how she found out and how she decided to ground her daughter.
Additionally, she shared photos of her daughter’s room and how she actually carried out her punishment. It seems to be something, in my opinion, that will be highly effective in teaching her daughter a lesson.
However, after posting her punishment and decision online, many parents were divided in whether or not they agreed with how she went about it. Some parents were in agreement that Mithcell is her own person and can ground her daughter in any way she sees fit—adding that they, too, believe this punishment will be effective.
Of course, there were also many parents who disagreed with Mithcell, saying she was crazy and this was much too harsh. But, many people were kind of disturbed that she decided to post the punishment on social media.
I have to say, moms (and all parents) are allowed to punish and reprimand their kids however they see fit. However, I do agree that posting the entire thing on social media is a bit much—why draw more attention to your daughter and your parenting problems? Not my monkeys, not my circus.