Woman Asks if She’s Wrong for Not Punishing Her Daughter

Well, this is a new one

We’ve seen A TON of stories from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page over the years, but I can’t say that I recall a story quite like this one…

And now it’s time for you to read this woman’s story and let us know if you think she’s acting out of line.

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AITA for not punishing my 7 yo daughter for her play-relationships?

“My husband and I have a 7 year old daughter together, Layla. A few months ago, Layla got a “boyfriend”, Lucas. They are both 7, so it’s obviously not a real relationship. They just hold hands sometimes and they drew each other hearts for valentines day.

This week, Layla was apparently holding hands with another boy – who also sent Layla a valentine’s day love letter – and Lucas took offence to it. We found out because Lucas’ parents called to tell us Lucas won’t be coming over to us this Saturday like it was originally planned, because he is mad at Layla.

My husband wants us to punish Layla and wants me to have a talk with her about faithfulness. At first I thought he was joking, but no, he was serious. He says that Layla cheated on Lucas and I, as her mother, should do something about it.

I told my husband that Layla is 7, not a cheater and I won’t treat her as such. He then accused me of “raising a cheater” and encouraging the bad behaviour. AITA for not wanting to punish Layla?”

And here’s what Reddit users had to say.

One person said she’s NTA and this situation is ridiculous.

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Another reader also said she’s NTA and that they’re worried about her husband…

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And this Reddit user said the parents should use this as a learning lesson and shouldn’t punish her.

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