What do you think could be the worst punishment for a misbehaving teenager kid?
Well, you keep thinking but Flagler County parents came up with a rather severe punishment for their 15-year-old misbehaving daughter, Jasmine.
Jasmine was forced to hold a sign advertising that described what she did on a very busy intersection in Palm coast, Florida on Wednesday, as a sign of punishment.
Image From: WESH
Her parents came up with this idea of punishment after they were fed up with their daughter's behavior, according to WESH 2. Her mother Melinda and stepfather Mike said that the teenager has been acting out ever since she started at high school this fall.
They blamed her of drinking, lying and sneaking out of the house, before the forbidden liaison which led to Jasmine's unusual punishment!
The sign held by Jasmine, whose surname has not been released, read: 'I sneak boys in at 3am and disrespect my parents and grandparents.'
"We're trying to stop this before the courts have to do it themselves," said father Mike.
He further added, "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."
Jasmine doesn't see the love in any of this, but did admit that her parents’ punishment has led her to rethink her behavior.
She said, "The whole city has seen my face. They've seen the sign."
She further expressed her feelings by saying, 'It's not just embarrassing them, it's embarrassing me too.'
Jasmine’s parents insisted that they have tried a number of other disciplinary methods, but that none have them have worked so far!
"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 and passer bys seemed to approve this punishment and a few of them gave thumbs up.
"They need to learn a lesson and that's not abuse," said one passerby. "She did something, she's paying for it. You need consequences."
But one man actually stopped and showed his concern towards the teenager.
“I think there's other ways of taking care of this," he said. "The way she looks right now, I don't want her to hurt herself."
Jasmine's parents said if this doesn't help her improve then they will consider something even more extreme, including shaving her head and making her stand in front of her high school with a sign!
While Police investigated the incident and cleared it for not being illegal, what do you think? Is this kind of punishment agreed? Isn’t there a lighter way of punishing and embarrassing your kids…? Like the Wisconsin parents who opted for punishing their daughter by putting their bizarre photos to her Facebook…
Let us know with your comments.
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