Mum’s punishment to daughter over what she did at school leaves parents divided

A strict mum turned her daughter’s bedroom into a ‘juvenile detention centre’ as punishment after she bullied her best friend.

Amanda Mitchell, of Newfoundland in Canada, stripped the bedroom of her nine-year-old daughter of everything but her bed and one pair of clothes.

"She has nothing," Mitchell wrote on Facebook . "Welcome to Mummy’s Juvenile Detention Center little girl."

The mum also explained her daughter would be made to wear the same outfit every day all week, complete with an anti-bullying shirt, after picking on her best friend.

"I will wash it at night once she goes to bed, but I won’t tell her that," Mitchell wrote.

Mitchell also revealed that every day this week her daughter will be required to write, 50 times each, phrases that include: "I will not lie", "I will be kind to everyone", "I will behave at school", "I am responsible for my own actions".

"And then this child will learn the hard way that we do not act like a******s," the mother wrote.

She added: "Harsh? Not in my opinion. If she grows up to break the law then the result is jail and that’s not what I want for my children.

"I think the problem with this generation is inadequate punishment.

"Punishment is bad, we should only use positive reinforcement and ignore all bad behaviour — NOT in this house."

She told Global News the little girl was a bit shocked when she first saw her room, but was contrite after they talked about why the behaviour was happening.

"She’s been very apologetic, very remorseful," Mitchell said. "She wrote a letter to her friend she was mean to. She wrote a letter to her teacher."

Some on Facebook agreed, with one person complimenting her "awesome parenting".

Others were more critical, with one person saying they felt the punishment was "extreme".

"How old is your child? I feel like taking away toys, electronics, etc. But making your child wear the same outfit to school for a week and stripping her entire room…overboard," they added.

After a huge reaction on Facebook the mum made the post private.

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