A mom sparked debate after sharing the controversial ‘juvenile detention center’ she created to punish her misbehaving daughter

Mommys juvenile detention center

Canadian mom Amanda Mitchell decided to punish her daughter after receiving reports about the 9-year-old’s bad behavior in school.
Mitchell stripped the girl’s room of everything except her bed and a single change of clothes for the week, calling it “mommy’s juvenile detention.”
She took to Facebook to share the situation and three photos of the near-bare room.
Mitchell’s post went viral, with some applauding her actions and others criticizing her.

One mom’s Facebook post about how she’s punishing her daughter for bad behavior at school has gone viral — and fellow parents are torn about whether it’s pure genius or way too harsh.

Amanda Mitchell, a single mom from Newfoundland, Canada, explained in her post that she’d gotten word about her 9-year-old, Hannah, acting up in school and being cruel to a friend. She said she was “so disgusted and disappointed” in the girl’s behavior that she felt the need to share it with her fellow moms.

According to Distractify, Mitchell said in her June 9 post (which is no longer publicly available) that she received a call from Hannah’s teacher detailing the girl’s bad behavior throughout that week. She decided to go to extreme measures to set her daughter straight.

Mitchell stripped the girl’s bedroom of everything except for her bed and a single change of clothes (with an anti-bullying T-shirt) for the week. Alongside her post, Mitchell shared three photos of the near-empty room. She also planned to make her daughter copy phrases like “I will not lie” and “I will be kind to everyone” 50 times each.

“Welcome to Mommy’s Juvenile Detention little girl,” the post read, according to Global News. “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.”

Mitchell told Global News that her daughter’s behavior was out of the ordinary and that she spoke to the girl to be sure there weren’t underlying issues causing her to act out. When Hannah saw her barren room, she was “a little bit shocked at first” but understood why it was happening after they sat down to have a talk about the punishment and her behavior. The girl has since been “very apologetic [and] very remorseful.”

The post was shared over 50,000 times and received hundreds of comments. While the majority were positive, some were critical.

“Ninety-nine per cent of [the comments] are pretty good. Maybe there were 15, 20 messages that were sent to me that were nasty and telling me I’m a terrible parent, but I’m just not really going to entertain that,” Mitchell told Global News.

The Canadian mom did take some of the feedback to heart and opted to scale back her punishment a bit. Hannah will no longer be wearing the exact same outfit every day and instead will rotate through four …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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