A user on Reddit by the name of HallNum032 posted a question on the website asking for guidance on how to deal with the increasingly difficult behavior of his 16-year-old daughter. Since she had become friends with a clique of ill-mannered students at school, the once polite young girl’s behavior had taken a rather unfavorable turn. Her critical remarks, most of which were directed at their housemaid, reached a tipping point, at which point the family’s worried father made the decision to take action.
The daughter continued to treat the family’s housemaid with contempt despite the fact that her parents had many conversations with her about the inappropriateness of her behavior. After receiving a complaint from the housemaid about abusive name-calling, the father of the child threatened his daughter with dire repercussions if the behavior persisted. The daughter continued to disregard the warning and increase her behavior, which ultimately led to her being sent to her room.
In an unexpected turn of events, the daughter blamed the housemaid for taking her phone, which prevented her from going to the party she had been invited to. The man was so intent on finding out the truth that he reviewed the security footage and was astounded to see that his daughter had hidden the phone in the bag that the housekeeper was carrying. He was so appalled by her behavior that he confronted his daughter with the incriminating film, apologized to the housemaid, and then settled on a novel method of disciplining his daughter.
Because he was fed up with the ineffectiveness of the penalties, the father forced his daughter, who was extremely afraid of germs, to sleep outside in the garden. He refused to budge, insisting that a lesson in morals and compassion was necessary despite her pleading and the tears she shed.
When the father posted the story on Reddit, he was met with a variety of reactions. Some others approved of the unusual punishment because they believed it was necessary for the daughter to gain knowledge from the experience. Other people offered different suggestions for repercussions, such as selling the daughter’s phone and sending the money to the housekeeper, or making the daughter do the housekeeper’s work for an extended length of time.
Although others had different points of view, most of them thought that the acts of the daughter demanded a significant response in order to address the underlying problems. The story shed light on the difficulties that parents encounter while attempting to navigate issues of discipline, morality, and empathy in the context of their children’s problematic behavior.