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Is This Punishment Fair For A Kid?

by Joe

It was only a matter of time before the "twerking" dance craze got some kid in trouble. It happened in California as a mother of an 11 year old found out that her daughter was doing the dance at a school dance. Being highly upset, after telling her daughter not to do it, Frances Hena decided that the punishment for her daughters actions would be to stand on a street corner and hold up a sign reading, "I Was Disrespecting My Parents By Twerking At My School Dance". Here's video of the story from the local news in Bakersfield, CA. 


I don't have kids but I do have a God daughter and I know if my best friend or I ever heard about her or her sister doing a dance like this at such a young age that they would be disciplined. I don't think physical discipline works after a certain age and you have to reinforce that actions are bad in a different way. I think the mom did the right thing because once you're embarrassed you never want to do that thing you did again. 

Do you think the mom was too harsh or was this the right punishment for her daughter? How would you have handled it? Comment below and we'll discuss on the show.