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Mother Finds Out That Her Daughter Is A Bully, Comes Up With An Unexpected Punishment
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Mother Finds Out That Her Daughter Is A Bully, Comes Up With An Unexpected Punishment

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Parenting is never easy, despite all the help that modern technology offers or the original hacks that parents themselves come up with, it’s a neverending challenge with new problems appearing daily. Amanda Mitchell, a mother from Newfoundland, Canada, found herself in quite a situation after the school reported that her daughter Hannah was misbehaving and bullying a friend. This mother knew exactly what to do to teach her daughter a lesson and shared it on her Facebook page. “I think the problem with this generation is inadequate punishment,” Mitchell said. While some people may think her methods were harsh, Amanda disagreed. “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.” she explained.

“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.” Mitchell told GlobalNews. While initially Hannah was shocked, she later accepted her punishment and started working to improve her behavior. Scroll down to read the full story below and tell us if you think that Amanda’s methods were right for this situation or if she was too harsh.

Recently, one mother from Newfoundland gathered a lot of attention because of the way she punished her daughter

Image credits: Amanda Mitchell

On June 9, Amanda shared a post on Facebook detailing her daughter’s behavior and the way she dealt with it

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Hannah was left only with her bed and a set of clothes for a day, though her mother said she later gave her a rotation of 4 anti-bullying t-shirts

Image credits: Amanda Mitchell

The daughter had to earn her items back by adjusting her behavior and fulfilling set tasks

Image credits: Amanda Mitchell

Some people on the internet were critical of her methods

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However, others agreed with Amanda’s actions

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is bullying? Only in the west is not having access to all of your splendid wardrobe and all of your toys (while still being properly fed and cared for) considered too harsh a punishment, haha. I can't tell you how many times when I'm out and about I want to slap the s**t out of the parents because of their little misbehaving a******s. This mom is demanding her child treat people with respect (she could not make it more clear to the child WHY the punishment is what it is) and the girl is responding to it, yet people still b***h. I'm pretty sure I know how the children of those people behave...

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My comment is to Jurgen Shantz, but for some reason it won't let reply directly to him. Europe and Australia are also considered to be Western Cultures. They aren't using "west" to refer to a geographical location.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, I did something very similar to my son who was about 8 or 9. He's 38 now so no social media around then admittedly. We took every single toy, everything, out of his room, he got it back a month later. This was punishment for sheep worrying. We lived in a training barracks near Newcastle, it was an old RAF place complete with airfield. The whole area was surrounded by fields with sheep and cattle. He and his friend decided it would be fun to go into one of the fields and chase the sheep, they were just after lambing at the time. As it happened my husband's Commanding Officer saw them from his staff car and called my husband in to tell him, he gave my hub a severe telling off. So the toys went out, no treats, no outings, no TV, nothing that he would enjoy. He was told what his actions could have done to the sheep and lambs in no uncertain terms, we frightened him. I wouldn't care what other parents would think of me if I had said to anybody, probably like this mum.

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Celia Waite
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did something like this to my son, and he is 29 now. Like you said, no social media back then and no drama or other opinions surrounding it.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Once, my mom looked me straight in the eyes and told me she was really, really disappointed in me. Once; that's all it took, because I knew that everything she's ever given me and done for me was a gift of her own time, will and effort, and I would always owe her for that. However I understand not all children are as grateful and understanding of this arrangement, and I think taking it all away to show them what life without support feels like, is a good lesson to someone who is being so unsupportive and disrespectful to others.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For me, it was my dad. My mother used to beat, insult and humiliate me for the stupidest of reasons. I grew up to be afraid of her and hide. My father, however, a military man and a very calm and patient one, took me aside one day. I was skipping school. All it took for him was to ask me if I think that I was doing the right thing, and that he was disappointed in me. I never felt more ashamed, humbled and respectful. He never laid a hand on me or raised his voice. I never skipped school after, and I will remember that lesson until the day I die.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is bullying? Only in the west is not having access to all of your splendid wardrobe and all of your toys (while still being properly fed and cared for) considered too harsh a punishment, haha. I can't tell you how many times when I'm out and about I want to slap the s**t out of the parents because of their little misbehaving a******s. This mom is demanding her child treat people with respect (she could not make it more clear to the child WHY the punishment is what it is) and the girl is responding to it, yet people still b***h. I'm pretty sure I know how the children of those people behave...

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Megan FitzKimble
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My comment is to Jurgen Shantz, but for some reason it won't let reply directly to him. Europe and Australia are also considered to be Western Cultures. They aren't using "west" to refer to a geographical location.

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criminalgirl
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, I did something very similar to my son who was about 8 or 9. He's 38 now so no social media around then admittedly. We took every single toy, everything, out of his room, he got it back a month later. This was punishment for sheep worrying. We lived in a training barracks near Newcastle, it was an old RAF place complete with airfield. The whole area was surrounded by fields with sheep and cattle. He and his friend decided it would be fun to go into one of the fields and chase the sheep, they were just after lambing at the time. As it happened my husband's Commanding Officer saw them from his staff car and called my husband in to tell him, he gave my hub a severe telling off. So the toys went out, no treats, no outings, no TV, nothing that he would enjoy. He was told what his actions could have done to the sheep and lambs in no uncertain terms, we frightened him. I wouldn't care what other parents would think of me if I had said to anybody, probably like this mum.

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Celia Waite
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did something like this to my son, and he is 29 now. Like you said, no social media back then and no drama or other opinions surrounding it.

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troux avatar
Troux
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Once, my mom looked me straight in the eyes and told me she was really, really disappointed in me. Once; that's all it took, because I knew that everything she's ever given me and done for me was a gift of her own time, will and effort, and I would always owe her for that. However I understand not all children are as grateful and understanding of this arrangement, and I think taking it all away to show them what life without support feels like, is a good lesson to someone who is being so unsupportive and disrespectful to others.

venogesmali avatar
HellCat
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For me, it was my dad. My mother used to beat, insult and humiliate me for the stupidest of reasons. I grew up to be afraid of her and hide. My father, however, a military man and a very calm and patient one, took me aside one day. I was skipping school. All it took for him was to ask me if I think that I was doing the right thing, and that he was disappointed in me. I never felt more ashamed, humbled and respectful. He never laid a hand on me or raised his voice. I never skipped school after, and I will remember that lesson until the day I die.

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