Contact Us

Shame Punishment?

Recently, I keep hearing of this judge that ordered a 13 year old’s pony tail cut as part of her punishment in court.

Let’s go back to the start.  A 13 year old and her friend were on the playground at a McDonald’s in Utah.  (Why is a 13 year old on the playground?  I digress.)  They make friends with a toddler, and proceed to cut her hair off with some scissors from the dollar store.  It’s all on tape.  So, this teenager has to go to court, and she can have something like 250  hours of community service, or, her mom can cut off her ponytail, in court,  and have her time cut to 150 hours.  The mother cut her daughter’s hair.  Now, she’s talking to anyone who will listen about how unjust this is.  I’ll bet the toddler’s mom was a tad upset herself, yet no one ever mentions her.

Now the question everyone is asking, should we use shame punishment?  I’m not 100% on this.  My parents tried it to stop my bed-wetting, and it didn’t work at all.  However, I hung my daughter’s report card on the fridge for a quarter to remind her of what needed to be done, and it worked like a champion.

Personally, the mom needs a swift kick for letting her 13 year old play with the tots at McDonald’s.  Seriously, let your kid do something age appropriate.  Speaking of appropriate, how did she get the idea that cutting someone else’s hair was something that could be done and there would be no reprecussions… MOM AND DAD?  Parent’s can’t be held accountable for all of their child’s actions or we’d all be in jail.  However, I doubt her daughter will ever cut someone’s hair to be mean again.  Mom, buck up and teach your child how to take a punishment for a clearly bad decision.  Don’t teach her how to sue and point fingers.  All we hear from the mother is how she was scared and intimidated by the judge in this case.  Wonder how the little toddler felt at McDonald’s when your kid cut her hair.

cute pony tail girl
Marilia Brandao/Flickr

More From Cat Country

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://catcountry1029.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Cat Country 102.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Cat Country 102.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!