One user is asking Reddit if they are the a****** for shaving their daughter’s head as punishment for bullying a teen with cancer.
“My ex-wife and I have a 16-year-old daughter. And I have the guard. I mention this because what I did and what I will report here, I did without consulting my ex,” the OP (Original Poster) began.
“My daughter recently got involved in a problem at school. She bullied a student who had lost her hair because of cancer treatment. My daughter even removed the wig from another girl. Apparently, there is a feud between the two for a while because my daughter is dating the boy the other girl was dating.”
“And my daughter told me that the girl told her that the boy was only with her for sex which was a big shock to me because I didn’t even know my daughter already had an active sex life. He kept saying; But even so, I think this is far from a justification for my daughter’s behavior.”
“I didn’t raise my daughter to treat people the way she did and I was disgusted by her attitude. To make matters worse, my daughter showed no remorse about what she did and stated that the girl in question deserved it. Again, I don’t care what the other girl said, my daughter’s behavior is unacceptable.”
“So I gave my daughter two options as punishment: I would play all her electronics including her cell phone and she would never have others again. Or she would go to a hairdresser and have her head shaved.”
One user said: “YTA. Forcing haircuts on an unwilling person can be considered assault. Teens are terrible at times, but don’t act high and mighty and assume someone who has cancer is a saint. Plenty of a******* get cancer too. The big issues here are, her being sexually active and how safe she is being. Communication between you and her that isn’t just you also being a bully (I wonder where she got that from).”
While another commented: “YTA. Look, I know you think you’re being gallant here and championing this girl with cancer, but your sympathies are misplaced. Just because she has cancer it doesn’t mean she can’t be an a****** too. She was awful to your daughter, and your daughter retaliated as people her age do. It wasn’t because of the girl’s cancer! It was because the girl said a really mean and b***** thing about your daughter. If you haven’t done it already, STOP. Don’t do it. Your daughter is as much a victim as the other girl.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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