Your public shaming of the day. Do these parents go too far?
Jasmine, a fifteen year-old from Flagler County, Florida, had been getting into the sorts of stuff that parents universally hate teenagers for--drinking, sneaking out, being generally disrespectful, and even bringing a boy home. For royally pissing off her parents, she was required to spend a day holding up a sign listing her wrongdoings on a busy public intersection.
WESH 2 News is not revealing the family's last name, but Mike and Melinda say the 15-year-old has been lying, drinking, sneaking out and overnight, she sneaked a boy in.
Jasmine's sign reads, "I sneak boys in at 3 a.m. and disrespect my parents and grandparents.""This is all about love. I took my day off of work. I missed out on $300 or $400 today to do this. You know what I mean, to come and do this. I love this kid," said Mike.
"I've taken all her toys or her electronics away; her phone, no privileges on the TV or computer and still she just laughs about it," said Melinda.
Passing motorists seemed to approve of this tough love including honking and giving the thumbs up.
The offline equivalent of posting your shit on Facebook for all to see. Probably an effective strategy, but again demonstrating an arguably distrubing disregard for respecting the privacy of others. Yes she is your daughter, but now this "Jasmine," barring her becoming some sort of celebrity, will be best known by the entire rest of the
world reddit internet fuckheads as the girl who had to put up that sign.Tough love, but is there a distinction between being tough and being irresponsible? MAN having kids sounds awful.