Well, I guess it’s good to know that some kids still get grounded once in a while. I thought that was a thing of the past!
But here we are, with yet another story from Reddit’s “Am I the *sshole?” page.
And this time it’s from a mom who wants to know if she did the right thing when she grounded her teenage daughter for insulting her sister-in-law.
Read on to find out what happened.
AITA for grounding my daughter because she called my SIL a “slut”?
“My daughter (14 yo) posted a picture of a family get together on social media. A boy from school recognized her aunt from an adult film and messaged my daughter about it.
I believe he sent a video to her as well. Before this, she had no idea her aunt was in the industry. It appears that boy spread this around the school and my daughter is being teased for it. I notified the school and they are looking into it and will plan to educate the students about s*xism online.
My husband and I are respectful and non-judgmental of my SIL’s profession and have tried to teach these values to our children. My daughter is understandably upset and I feel for her, but she is directing all her anger and blame towards her aunt.
She unfriended my SIL from social media and removed all traces of her from her profiles. She refuses to join us for weekly dinners at my SIL house and when they come over, she ignores them and just sits in her room playing minecraft. I tried talking to her about tolerance, shame, and s*xism, but it she is dismissive of all of it.
My SIL is hurt from all of this. Not only did she have her privacy invaded, but she lost a good relationship with her niece. Last weekend, I went upstairs to my daughters room to try and talk to her and get her to join us downstairs.
My daughter refused and referred my SIL as “a vapid slut” and her husband “a pathetic cuck” along with other slurs I don’t want to repeat.
I grounded her for three months and took away her internet. My husband definitely thinks that she should be punished for using that language, but that’s too much. He also admitted he struggled accepting his sister’s career path at first.
He thinks she just needs space and will come around eventually because her aunt is family.”
Here’s how people reacted on Reddit.
This person said that the mom was wrong for grounding her daughter.
Another reader said that the mom was not an *sshole in any way, shape, or form.
This person made a good point: the mom isn’t wrong for grounding her daughter, but she needs to have a serious talk with her about this situation.
Another Reddit user said that the mom was “kinda” being an *sshole in this situation and that she needs to understand that her daughter is allowed to be angry about how she’s being treated because of something that is not her fault.
What do YOU think?
Was this woman wrong for grounding her daughter?
Talk to us in the comments, please!