Empty Bedroom Punishment

“Welcome to Mommy’s Juvenile Detention Little Girl,” Mom Posts No-Nonsense Punishment to Facebook

Last Saturday, single Mom Amanda Mitchell established a punishment for her 9-year-old. Hannah had been unkind, telling lies and acting up at school. Then Mitchell shared a few pictures of her daughter’s “new room.” The room was mostly empty except for the nine year old’s bed and a change of clothes. Mitchell also revealed that her daughter would be writing repeating lines down 50 times a day, as well. And, in no uncertain terms, Mom went on to share that her daughter had been “just acting like an asshole.” Why so harsh, you might ask? Here’s the story, straight from Amanda’s post.

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So, it was clear Mom meant business with this one. The pictures Amanda then posted were evidence that she was clearly following through on her punishment.

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Mom even took all her daughter’s clothes right out of the closet!

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Mitchell shared with Global News that her daughter was usually very well-behaved and that her mean-girl actions were out of the ordinary. The mother-of-two also said that she spoke to her daughter to make sure there were no underlying issues on why she was acting out, before she decided to dole out this particular punishment.

Naturally, after Amanda’s post went viral, there were plenty of opinions to go around. While some applauded the single Mom for her no-nonsense parenting, others felt the punishment was much too harsh for a young girl.

Mitchell admits that, after a few days of applying the punishment as originally laid out, she has loosened her rules just a bit. Her daughter won’t be wearing the same outfit every day. Instead, she’s now rotating through four anti-bullying shirts. And, she’ll be copying 25 lines instead of 50.

How’s it working out?

Mitchell reports, “She’s been very apologetic, very remorseful. She wrote a letter to her friend she was mean to. She wrote a letter to her teacher. I know that I’m not doing harm to her. I’m doing everything I can to help her. I told her I’m doing this because I love her and want her to grow up to be a well-rounded individual.”

What do you think, Moms? Cheers? Or jeers?