The article also gives examples of others who have had to wear sandwich board signs. My favorite is: The family of Jamal Wooten, 16, of Portage, Ind., made him wear a sign downtown after he got into trouble at school. The sign said, "I got suspended for using foul language. Look at me now. Don't be like me." It's great when parents are creative and get the point across without simply beating their kids. The lessons learned probably last a lot longer too.
Those other stories are good however none compare with "The Meanest Mom on the Planet" Jane Hambleton of Iowa who became semi-famous earlier this week. This mom just got her son a car around Thanksgiving and gave him only 2 rules. Keep the car locked and No booze. Should be easy enough to follow don't you think? NOT for young Steven Hambleton. Mom finds a bottle of booze in the car and decides to levy the greatest punishment EVER! She placed the following classified ad in the DesMoine register:
Yep she sold his car. Something tells me he got the point. In my opinion the punishment fits the crime and no punishment is too strong to deter a teenager from drinking and driving.
Does anyone else have a unique parent punishment story that you either used or had used on you that got the point across? We would love to hear them.