Old-school mom uses Facebook to punish teen

Forget docking allowance — cyber punishments are now all the rage. Fed up with her 13-year-old daughter Ava’s mouthing off on Facebook, Ohio mom Denise Abbott accessed Ava’s Facebook account and replaced her profile pic with a photo of the teen sporting a big, red “X” over her mouth and accompanying text that read “I do not know how to keep my [mouth shut]. I am no longer allowed on Facebook or my phone.” A humbled Ava explains that “I was mean to my mom and spoke disrespectful to her in front of my friends.” While Denise says you must “adapt your parenting skills with the times,” critics are calling her approach child abuse.


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