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Parents Are Furious At One Mom Who Punished Her Neighbor’s Son and Went Too Far

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She should have just called the police herself

Public humiliation punishments are nothing new, but they do seem to be making a comeback in the age of social media. Not only is the punished child seen by friends and neighbors, they can be shamed by the entire world. A parent that believes in such punishments may think that the more looks the child gets, the less likely they’ll be to make the same mistake again.

While some people are in favor of public humiliation, others believe that the shame they develop will negatively affect the child for the rest of their lives. Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason author Alfie Kohn explained, “It’s not just that humiliating people, of any age, is a nasty and disrespectful way of treating them, it’s that humiliation, like other forms of punishment, is counterproductive. ‘Doing to’ strategies — as opposed to those that might be described as ‘working with’ — can never achieve any result beyond temporary compliance, and it does so at a disturbing cost.”

A pre-teen boy was grievously punished by his neighbor, and she’s the one who’s going to lose out in the end.

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