Damn, Mamma. Lorraine Walls found out her 12-year-old daughter, Luticia, had a secret Facebook account and was using it to talk to boys and to plot a fight, and that pissed Lorraine off.

She made a video shaming Luticia some serious, and posted it to the kid's Facebook wall. In the video, mom says, "The next time she’s on Facebook, and I catch her on Facebook, I’m beating the hell out of her." 

I think my favorite part, though, is that as Lorraine is telling Luticia to get her Bible and show people that she's reading it, she says "Pick the Bible up. Don't play with me or I'll bust the hell out of you." As she saying it, Luticia is backing up while Lorraine is moving closer to her.

So Lorraine can claim all she wants that she's never actually hit her daughter, but I don't buy it.

And I don't buy public shaming as a valid way to parent a kid.

Alfie Kohn, a parenting book author, says that harsh punishments like this teach a kid that the parent isn't a caring ally whom I can trust but an enforcer I should try to avoid, when you have a problem with what someone else has done, you should just use power to make the other person do what you want, and the reason not to steal (or lie or hurt people) isn't because of how it affects others but because of the consequence you, yourself, will face if you're caught.

Major parenting fail, Lorraine.


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