A mother determined to teach her daughter a lesson turned to Facebook to discipline her and get the message across in a very public way.
Denise Abbott of Ohio said her daughter was being disrespectful of her in front of her friends and on social networks. So she decided to hit her where it hurt the most, on her profile picture. It now says, "I don't know how to keep my mouth shut. I am no longer allowed on Facebook or my phone. Please ask why. My mom says I have to answer everyone that asks."
The public discipline has parents like Teresa Graves cheering.
"I think, you know, sometimes public humiliation works. I mean, you gotta do what you gotta do," she said.
Graves said she also had to get tough with her daughter after the 18-year-old unfriended her.
"You have to take a stand and if that's the only way you're getting through then," she said.
Graves' daughter admitted the tactic worked.
"Cause I love my Facebook," Nikki Graves said.
The Ohio mom said dealing with a teenage daughter is challenging.
"But if she can't talk respectfully to me, you're not going to be able to talk to anybody else either," Abbott said.
She's gotten her fair share of criticism much like a North Carolina father did earlier this year when posted a YouTube video of himself shooting the laptop his daughter used to post negative things about him on Facebook.
Sanjuanita Islas said she wasn't impressed with the method.
"Way, way too drastic. I think that's something that should be personal and face to face. And, why humiliate her in front of everybody and all of her friends," she said.
But most teenagers agreed it might make them change their ways.
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