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I think the trend of parents not being afraid to embarrass their kids in public is back. Dynesha Lax, a Fort Wayne, IN, mother tired of her son misbehaving decided to expose her son’s wrong doing to the whole city by putting him on the corner with a sign that read,”I lie, I steal, I sell drug[s], I don’t follow the law.” The 14-year-old stood at an intersection on Broadway where he was put on blast in front of those driving by.

“I decided he broke the law and they only gave him a few hours of community service. So I decided that we were going to wear a sign, since you’re looking for attention we’re going to get you attention,” says Lax.

Attention they definitely got. Some onlookers called the police on the mother, believing her method of punishment to be illegal, but police officers say she is completely within her rights to make her son stand on the side of the street.
“I’m hoping that having him out here is going to make it sink in,”  Lax says. “It wasn’t for it to be a joke or anything funny. He just had to stand out here for two hours and suddenly it blew up. Then again they’ve got their way of parenting and I’ve got mine. My object is to save my son.”

Sometimes embarrassment is the best teacher. We’ll have to see if it works for Dynesha’s son.

What do you think about this punishment? Would you ever do this to your child to teach a lesson?

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