Amanda Mitchell is causing a heated debate on Facebook with her parenting style.
Mitchell said “I don’t usually post this kind of stuff but I’m so disgusted and disappointed in Hannah’s behaviour this week I just have to share.
Long story short, I get a call from her teacher on Friday explaining how Hannah has been acting up all week in class, for substitutes and in other classes. At least two days in a row has been found wandering the halls during lunch when she is required to remain with her class. Was picking on one of her best friends and really hurt the little one’s feelings. Lying to other teachers about her own (AMAZING) teacher. And generally just acting like an asshole.
Yes, I just said asshole why? Because she’s acting like one. I know she’s not an asshole but if the shoe fits, right?
The result: an empty room. She has nothing. Welcome to Mommy’s Juvenile Detention little girl. She will wear the same outfit (complete with her anti-bullying shirt) all week. I will wash it at night once she goes to bed but I won’t tell her that. Harsh? Not in my opinion. If she grows up to break the law then the result is jail and that’s not what I want for my children. I think the problem with this generation is inadequate punishment. Punishment is bad we should only use positive reinforcement and ignore all bad behaviour – NOT in this house.
So this child will earn her things back one at a time. Every day this week she will write lines …
50 times each:
I will not lie
I will be kind to everyone
I will behave at school
I am my own person and I make my own choices (she’s been trying to blame her bad behaviour on a friend)
I am responsible for my own actions
And then this child will learn the hard way that we do not act like assholes 🙂”.
Do you agree with her discipline idea? Is this punishment too harsh or a perfect life lesson? Let us know in the comments
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