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Epic Facebook Parents Grief Their Daughter’s Page After She ‘Gets Fresh’ With Them

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From the “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?” department here at Mommyish, some terribly clever parents have taken over their teen daughter’s Facebook page after she “got fresh” with them. The parents confiscated her cell phone and uploaded something like ten photographs of themselves on their daughter’s newsfeed. From reddit:

My parents took away my sisters phone for the week. They’ve uploaded about 10 of these to her facebook. Doing it right!

The majority of the 912 (thus far) comments are positive, praising the parents for such a funny and creative “punishment” with a few comments like this thrown in to remind us that some people have no sense of humor:

 

Oh blah blah blah. I agree with the Reddit commenters who are suggesting the kids save the photographs because one day it’s going to be a hilarious memory for them to have, especially when the parents have passed away.

Teenagers suck. I recently had to confiscate my own 16-year-old’s phone because the punkass was calling his little girlfriend at 2 a.m on a school night. I wish I would have thought to embarrass him by uploading ridiculous photos to his Facebook page.

There is a chance this could just be a hoax, we have to consider the source, but I like to think that there are parents of teens out there who would pull a stunt like this. If this does lead to a “bad relationship” between the parents and daughter than they obviously have bigger issues by having a kid with zero sense of humor. When it comes to social networking websites like Facebook, parents should have access to their kid’s pages and although I do believe that parents should respect their teen’s privacy to an extent, it wasn’t like they were posting her texts or personal messages. They just posted a bunch of pictures of themselves acting goofy.I wish we knew what the daughter did in order to receive this punishment, but the parents are obviously concerned enough were they confiscated her cell phone and took matters into their own hands.

There is nothing wrong with punishing your kids and teens. I’m not advocating hitting or spanking or physically punishing them, I don’t agree with that. But I’m a firm believer in time-outs, beloved object confiscation, grounding, and any other clever punishments parents can come up with to teach their children how to act responsibly and one day become good humans. I almost feel like giving my own son his cell phone back so he can misuse it again and I can grief his Facebook page.

(photo: reddit)